Red Sox get Paul Byrd from Indians

Aug. 12, 2008 at 7:16 PM
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BOSTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The Boston Red Sox acquired 37-year-old right-hander Paul Byrd Tuesday in a trade with the Cleveland Indians, who will get cash or a player to be named.

Byrd has been with the Indians the past three years. He is 7-10 with a 4.53 ERA this season, but 4-0 since the all-star break.

Boston's pitching staff has suffered from injuries. Curt Schilling had season-ending shoulder surgery, Bartolo Colon has been sidelined since June and Tim Wakefield recently was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Byrd will start for Boston against Toronto Friday, said.

The 13-year veteran has also played for the New York Mets, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Kansas City and Los Angeles Angels.

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