Sox close to deal with Cubs for Marlon Byrd; Chicago White Sox’s throws the first perfect game of the season

Looks like the Sox will be acquire the Chicago Cubs’ Marlon Byrd. He’s an outfielder, which would provide more options for the Red Sox with the loss of Crawford and Ellsbury at the time being. However, the Sox might be giving up Michael Bowden, who was “selected by Boston in the 2005 First-Year Player Draft by Theo Epstein and Jason McLeod, both of whom currently work in the Cubs’ front office”, according to Ian Browne (Red Sox).

UPDATE: The Sox have indeed traded for Marlon Byrd by giving up Michael Bowden. The Cubs will pay the remaining of Byrd’s salary as well. This allows the Sox to have a healthy outfielder as Ellsbury and Crawford recover.


Chicago White Sox’s Philip Humber threw the 21st perfect game today in MLB history on just 96 pitches. It was also the first perfect game of this MLB season. It is the third perfect game pitched by a Chicago White Sox. Nine strikeouts. The last perfect game by a White Sox was by Mark Buehrle on July 23, 2009. The White Sox won the game against the Seattle Mariners 3-0.


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