Report: Cubs close to dealing Byrd

Report: Cubs close to dealing Byrd
April 21, 2012, 4:10 pm
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Via Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, Theo Epstein may be close to a trade with his former franchise:

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Nick CafardoSource:Red Sox closing in on deal for Cubs OF Marlon Byrd.
Apr 21 via Twitter for BlackBerry Favorite Retweet Reply
Byrd may be off to a poor start -- he's just 343 with three walks and no extra-base hits (an .070.149.070 line) -- but with the Red Sox in desperate need of an outfielder to fill in for the injured Jacoby Ellsbury, a deal for Byrd makes a lot of sense. The 34-year-old's early-season numbers aren't indicative of his talent, although his OPS has fallen in each of the last three seasons.

Dale Sveum said Friday that Byrd would stay in the Cubs' lineup, noting that his defense has been good and his swing was starting to come around: