Season recap: Byrd started the year with the New York Mets before being dealt to Pittsburgh in August. He played in 147 games on the year, hitting .291 with 24 home runs and 88 RBIs, finishing the year with an OPS of .847.
Red Sox ties: Byrd was traded to the Red Sox in April 2012 in a deal that sent Michael Bowden to the Chicago Cubs. He played 34 games and recorded 27 hits in 100 at bats for the Red Sox, also tallying one home run and seven RBIs. Byrd was designated for assignment in June 2012 and was released three days later.