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|Cubs Sign Marlon Byrd to 3 Year Deal
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Outfielder Marlon Byrd has agreed to a three-year contract with the Chicago Cubs.
Byrd batted .283 with 20 homers and 89 RBIs last season for the Texas Rangers. He will give the team a center fielder with Kosuke Fukudome expected to move back to right field full-time after Milton Bradley was traded to Seattle.
Byrd is a career .279 hitter with 60 homers and 335 RBIs in 785 major league games with Philadelphia, Washington and Texas.
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