Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Cubs get reliever to complete Byrd deal
The Chicago Cubs acquired minor league left-handed pitcher Hunter Cervenka from the Boston Red Sox to complete the Marlon Byrd trade from April 21.
The 22-year-old Cervenka is 0-3 with an 8.04 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 15 2/3 innings in nine relief appearances for Single-A Greenville this season. He was a 27th-round draft pick of the Red Sox in the 2008 draft out of Baytown, Texas.
The Cubs also acquired reliever Michael Bowden in the deal for Byrd.