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Marlon Byrd DFA’d by Red Sox

The Red Sox have designated Marlon Byrd for assignment to open a roster spot Dice-K today.  Byrd was struggling at the plate and with Nava and Posednik producing there was no longer a need for him in Boston.  The Red Sox traded Michael Bowden for Byrd earlier in the season.  Bowden has also struggled; he has given up 9 earned runs in 12 innings with the Cubs.