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Cubs Vs. Red Sox: Marlon Byrd Placed On 15-Day Disabled List

Chicago Cubs outfielder Marlon Byrd has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with facial fractures. Right-handed pitcher Justin Berg has been called up by the Cubs in place of Byrd, and will wear No. 64 in Sunday night's game at Fenway Park.

Byrd was hit below his left eye on a pitch from Alfredo Aceves in the second inning of Saturday night's game. Byrd immediately left the game and was taken to a local hospital for tests and stayed overnight for observation.

This season, Byrd is batting .308 with three home runs and 11 RBI in 44 games with Chicago.

Berg, who will be making his second stint with the Cubs this season, is 0-0 with a 4.09 ERA in six appearances this season. In seven relief appearances with AAA-Iowa, Berg is 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA and two earned runs in eight innings.