Marlon Byrd Starting In Center, Batting Ninth For Red Sox

BOSTON (CBS) – The Red Sox will start their three-game series in Minnesota with a new center fielder.

Marlon Byrd, acquired over the weekend from the Chicago Cubs, will bat ninth and play center for the Red Sox as they kick off their seven-game road trip against the Twins.

Byrd was brought in to help ease the blow of losing Jacoby Ellsbury to an injured shoulder. Byrd was just 3-for-43 with Chicago with no extra base hits before joining Boston.

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Here is the full Red Sox lineup for Monday night against the Twins:

1. Mike Aviles, SS

2. Ryan Sweeney, RF

3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B

5. David Ortiz, DH

6. Kevin Youkilis, 3B

7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C

8. Cody Ross, LF

9. Marlon Byrd, CF

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