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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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