From the official Twitter account of the Cincinnati Reds …
Reds place on the 15-day DL Marlon Byrd, select from Class AAA Louisville the contract of Ivan DeJesus Jr. (#3) and release Donald Lutz.
— #VoteReds (@Reds) June 3, 2015
Byrd suffered a fractured right wrist on Tuesday night when he was struck by a pitch. He’s had previous fractures in that same area, and the Reds are still determining how much time he might miss. Brennan Boesch and Skip Schumaker will presumably share the playing time in left field for Cincinnati going forward.
Byrd got off to a sluggish start this season, but he was sporting a .953 OPS in 105 plate appearances since the beginning of May. The 37-year-old outfielder was acquired from the Phillies over the offseason for right-hander Ben Lively. Byrd is earning $8 million this season and carries an $8 million option for 2016.