Marlon Byrd Joins Red Sox, Hopes to Make the Postseason for First Time in Career

BOSTON — Through 11 seasons, Marlon Byrd has never reached the postseason. Acquired in a trade Saturday for Michael Bowden and a player to be named later, the former Cubs outfielder is eagerly awaiting the chance to contribute to the Red Sox and end a streak of October days at home. “I went through a building mode in Philly, a rebuilding mode in Washington, a rebuilding mode in Texas,” Byrd said. “Philly ended up winning. Texas is winning. And then Chicago, I came there with the thought of winning, and it just didn’t work out. To come over to a…

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