Paul Byrd to the Sox…
August 12th, 2008 by czar

CLEVELAND, OH—The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has completed a trade with the Boston Red Sox, sending RHP PAUL BYRD to Boston in exchange for a player to be named or cash. The player to be named must be agreed upon on or before January 15, 2009.Byrd made 22 starts with the Indians this year going 7-10 with a 4.53 ERA (131.0IP, 146H, 70R/66ER, 24BB, 56K, 23HR).

The Indians will not make a move today to replace Byrd on their active 25-man roster. The club’s 40-man roster now stands at 39. The Indians are now undecided for the start on Thursday, August 14 vs. Baltimore.

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In 2008 with Cleveland, he has a 7-10 record with a 4.59 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP. .282 BABIP, 73%+ strand rate, and a 5.16 FIP indicate he has been a little worse than his base stats suggest and his K/BB and HR/9 rates are worse than they have been in year’s past, but he has an ERA+ around 100 in recent years, and was even a fair bit above league average 2001-2005 (not taking into account PED usage of course).

UPDATE:  Theo just announced in the presser that Byrd will start for Buchholz on Friday. Likely means Zink is up indefinitely, but if he struggles, he can be hotswapped with Hansack.

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