Red Sox cut Marlon Byrd

Updated: June 9, 2012, 6:20 PM ET
By Tony Lee | Special ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- As expected, the Red Sox designated outfielder Marlon Byrd for assignment to make room on the roster for Daisuke Matsuzaka, who is coming off the disabled list Saturday to make his first start in more than a year.

Byrd, acquired in a trade with the Chicago Cubs on April 21, hit .270 with a home run and seven RBIs in 34 games with Boston. He was brought in amid a rash of injuries to the outfield and started 27 times for the Red Sox.

"Marlon came here and kind ...

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