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Boston Red Sox Roster Moves: Marlon Byrd Reportedly Designated For Assignment To Make Room for Daisuke Matsuzaka

The Boston Red Sox needed to make a roster move to make way for the return of Daisuke Matsuzaka, who will make his first start since May 16, 2011 on Saturday afternoon. The unlucky man, according to Ian M. Browne of, is a 34-year old outfielder.

Byrd hit .270 in 34 games with the Red Sox with one home run and seven RBI. Boston acquired Byrd in late April in exchange for relief pitcher Michael Bowden after Byrd played 14 games with the Chicago Cubs, batting .070.

For his career, Byrd has played 11 major league seasons. His career batting average is .278 and he has hit 82 home runs en route to knocking in 445 RBI.

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