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Paul Byrd | Starting Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (44) / 12/3/1970
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: LSU
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Paul Byrd allowed two runs over five innings against the Orioles on Wednesday night, but didn't factor into the decision in an eventual 7-5 win.
After getting smoked in his last outing, Byrd walked the tightrope on Wednesday. He was fortunate to get out of a bases loaded jam in the second inning with just one run scoring. He yielded six hits in all, while walking three and striking out just one. It wasn't great. It was certainly shaky. But it was enough to keep the Red Sox in the game. Wed, Sep 9, 2009 11:05:00 PM

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Paul Byrd was hammered for seven runs over 2 1/3 innings in a 12-2 loss to the White Sox on Friday night.

The Red Sox may have went to the well once too often. The seven runs were the most Byrd has allowed in a start since August, 11 2007. He managed to battle out of the second inning by allowing just two runs, but the White Sox swallowed him alive in the third, plating five runs on six hits. Junichi Tazawa rescued Byrd's line from further damage. With the Red Sox clinging to the Wild Card lead, it might be time to say "Bye, Bye Byrdy" in Boston.
Fri, Sep 4, 2009 11:57:00 PM

Making his season-debut, Paul Byrd tossed six shutout innings to beat the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Not a bad start, Byrd struck out just one and walked three, but he also allowed just three hits. Two of the walks came in the fourth inning with two outs to load the bases, but Byrd got out of it when Jose Bautista flew out to right. AL-only leaguers in need of wins or a solid WHIP can take a chance on him, but he probably won't be an asset in ERA and certainly won't be in strikeouts.
Sun, Aug 30, 2009 05:02:00 PM

Red Sox purchased the contract of RHP Paul Byrd from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Byrd signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox on Aug. 5, having taken the first half of the year off. Byrd will oppose the Blue Jays, fitting as Byrd pitched five of his last nine starts last year against Toronto. His last start in Triple-A resulted in one earned run over seven innings. Against weaker hitting teams like Toronto, he's a fine play.
Sun, Aug 30, 2009 10:24:00 AM

Paul Byrd is tentatively scheduled to start Sunday against the Blue Jays.

The plan hinges on the status of Saturday's game, which is in danger of being rained out. Byrd was signed to a minor league contract in early August. He hurled seven innings of one-run ball on Monday for Triple-A Pawtucket and has made four total "rehab" starts.
Sat, Aug 29, 2009 06:30:00 PM

Paul Byrd will try to throw 90 pitches and six innings Monday night in his second start with Triple-A Pawtucket.

Byrd lasted just four innings Wednesday during his Triple-A Pawtucket debut. If he's going to help the Red Sox this season, he'll need to be stretched out. "I have to prove that I am the pitcher who finished last year," Byrd told the Boston Globe, "and not some guy who has some wishful thinking." The 38-year-old had a 4.78 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in eight starts for the Sox in 2010.
Fri, Aug 21, 2009 10:28:00 AM

Paul Byrd allowed three runs on six hits in four innings for Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday.

He'll have to improve if he wants to contribute to the Red Sox down the stretch. Byrd walked one and struck out three. His fastball was around 86 miles per hour. The 38-year-old had a 4.78 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in eight starts for the Red Sox last season.
Source: WEEI.com
Wed, Aug 19, 2009 08:52:00 PM

Paul Byrd is set to take the mound for Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday.

The start will help determine whether or not Byrd is ready to help the big league club. "It's one of those things where I'm pretty close, so the hitters will let me know tonight," Byrd said. The 38-year-old had a 4.78 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in eight starts for the Red Sox last season.
Wed, Aug 19, 2009 02:55:00 PM

Paul Byrd began a throwing program in Fort Myers, Florida on Friday.

Byrd is "probably about three weeks away from being able to help," general manager Theo Epstein said. He maintained a good level of conditioning during June and July, but stopped a few weeks ago. "He’s got some work to do to get in game condition and to get his arm into shape," Epstein added.
Fri, Aug 7, 2009 07:23:00 PM

Red Sox signed SP Paul Byrd to a minor league contract.

Byrd is expected to join the Red Sox around September 1. He will pitch in the minor leagues until then. Byrd was 8-2 with a 3.46 ERA down the stretch last season following a rough start. Overall, Byrd went 11-12 with a 4.60 ERA in 30 starts between Cleveland and Boston. He will have AL-only value when he joins Boston's rotation.
Wed, Aug 5, 2009 10:40:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of Foxsports.com reports that the Red Sox have signed SP Paul Byrd to a minor-league contract.

Byrd is expected to join the Red Sox around September 1. He will pitch in the minor leagues until then. Byrd was 8-2 with a 3.46 ERA down the stretch following a rough start to the 2008 season. Overall, Byrd went 11-12 with a 4.60 ERA in 30 starts between Cleveland and Boston.
Wed, Aug 5, 2009 09:51:00 PM

Free agent Paul Byrd reiterated that he wants to pitch this season and hopes to sign with a team shortly.

The Red Sox were due to receive a supplemental pick for Byrd had he signed with a team before the draft. Now that the draft has passed, Byrd is hoping to draw interest from pitching-needy teams.
Source: WEEI.com
Wed, Jun 10, 2009 07:56:00 PM

Paul Byrd has reportedly been working out for the last three months as he eyes a return to the major leagues.

The 38-year-old's agent has reportedly been in contact with a number of teams, with the Angels being cited as one of Byrd's preferred options. Byrd not surprisingly would like to pitch for a contender, and may get his wish after going 8-2 with a 3.46 ERA down the stretch following a rough start to his 2008 season.
Source: MLB.com
Thu, Apr 23, 2009 03:18:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that Paul Byrd is putting off retirement, but plans to sit out the first half of the season.

Byrd indicated that he's received offers from multiple teams, but wants to take a break to spend some time with his family. "I'm in a weird predicament," Byrd said. "I don't know what to do." He may try to join a contender around midseason, but it's also possible that the 38-year-old has thrown his final pitch.
Wed, Jan 14, 2009 12:00:00 PM

According to Yahoo! Sports, free agent right-hander Paul Byrd may be considering retirement.

Byrd wrote in an e-mail that he is "still thinking possible retirement or maybe a mid-season joining of a team with a need." The 38-year-old declined an arbitration offer from the Red Sox about three weeks ago. He went 11-12 last season with a 4.60 ERA for the Sox and Indians. Byrd would probably be leaving some offers on the table if he chose to call it quits this offseason.
Sat, Jan 3, 2009 08:23:00 AM

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