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Don’t Expect Paul Byrd Back

Posted by Mike on December 5, 2008

Blue Jays Red Sox Baseball

Even though the Red Sox have offered arbitration to pitcher Paul Byrd, don’t expect him back, reports Ken Rosenthal:

The Red Sox offered salary arbitration to right-hander Paul Byrd knowing that he wants to pitch for a team close to his home in Atlanta. Byrd, 38, is virtually certain to decline the offer. If he can’t pitch for the Braves, he could attempt to sign with one of the Florida teams, the Marlins or Rays, or one of the mid-Atlantic teams, the Orioles or Nationals …


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