Byrd lands in unlikely spot

Francona takes safe route, passes on Delcarmen

Updated: October 8, 2009, 2:36 PM ET
By Amy K. Nelson | ESPNBoston.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- At some point during batting practice Wednesday at Angel Stadium, Red Sox right-hander Paul Byrd was roaming the outfield, shagging fly balls. Manager Terry Francona approached him and delivered the good news that he had made Boston's roster for the American League Division Series against Anaheim.

Byrd was chosen over reliever Manny Delcarmen for the final pitching spot.

Delcarmen was in a minor car accident over the weekend. Before the game, and before Delcarmen ...

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