Sox get Byrd

Both the Red Sox and Indians have issued press releases announcing the deal … here’s an Associated Press story on the trade …

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have acquired pitcher Paul Byrd in a trade with Cleveland.

The Red Sox will send either a player to be named or cash to the Indians.

The 37-year-old Byrd is 7-10 with a 4.53 ERA this season. But the right-hander has won all four of his starts since the All-Star break.

Boston leads the AL wild-card race. The Red Sox are minus starter Tim Wakefield — the knuckleballer is out with a stiff right shoulder.

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