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The Cubs Paid Marlon Byrd $6.1M This Year To Do The Following

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  • Hit .070/.149/.070 for a -37 OPS+ in 47 Plate Appearances for them.
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  • Be traded to the Boston Red Sox for Hunter Cervenka (currently in low-A Peoria) and Micheal Bowden (who had a 55 ERA+ for them before being DFA'd after 10 relief appearances).
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  • Hit .270/.286/.320 for a 64 OPS+ in 106 PA's for the Red Sox before being DFA'd.
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  • Be suspended by MLB for 50 games for a positive drug test.
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The good news for Byrd is that his suspension only covers theoretical games, as he doesn't have a team. The bad news is he doesn't have a team.

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The better news is that the Cubs somehow paid him $6.1 million for this train wreck of a summer.