Cubs’ Marlon Byrd Suffers Facial Fractures, Goes to DL
BOSTON (AP) – Chicago Cubs outfielder Marlon Byrd has been
placed on the 15-day disabled list with multiple facial fractures
after he was beaned in Saturday's win over the Red Sox.
Cubs spokesman Peter Chase said Byrd was released from a Boston
hospital and is expected to fly home with the team following Sunday
night's series finale. He is expected to be re-evaluated this week
in Chicago and it's uncertain how long he'll be sidelined.
Byrd was struck by a fastball on the left side of his head in
the area of the ear flap on a 1-2 pitch from Alfredo Aceves.
Chicago recalled right-hander Justin Berg from Triple-A Iowa to
take Byrd's spot on the roster.
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