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Marlon Byrd Trade: Cubs Receive Reliever Hunter Cervanka From Red Sox

The Chicago Cubs completed the final stage of the CF Marlon Byrd trade on Tuesday afternoon, confirming that the Boston Red Sox had sent relief prospect LHP Hunter Cervenka to the Cubs:

The lefty Cervenka has pitched primarily in relief over the past two seasons. In 2012, he sports an unimpressive 8.62 ERA, but he is striking out 1 out of every 3 batters, while walking only 16% -- good for a solid 3.46 FIP.

The acquisition of Cervenka completes the April 21 trade that sent CF Marlon Byrd to Boston in exchange for RP Michael Bowden and a player to be named later.

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