Giants acquire OF Marlon Byrd from Reds for minor leaguer

Aug 20, 2015 7:26 PM by Ross Field

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd and cash from the Cincinnati Reds for minor league reliever Stephen Johnson.

Giants general manager Bobby Evans confirmed the trade, which also was announced by Cincinnati on Thursday. A day after losing out on second baseman Chase Utley, who the Phillies traded to the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers, the Giants made their own move to boost an outfield that has dealt with injuries to all three starters.

Center fielder Angel Pagan is on the 15-day disabled list with a right knee injury. Left fielder Nori Aoki came off the seven-day concussion list Thursday ahead of the series opener at Pittsburgh as right fielder Hunter Pence went on the DL with a strained left oblique injury.

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