PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates aren't wasting any time putting newly acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd to work.
Byrd will bat cleanup on Wednesday night when the Pirates host the Milwaukee Brewers. Pittsburgh acquired Byrd and catcher John Buck from the New York Mets on Tuesday hoping to bolster its offense as the franchise searches for its first playoff berth in 21 years.
The 35-year-old Byrd says he was a little stunned about the trade, which came on the same day the Mets were giving fans at Citi Field T-shirts celebrating Byrd's tremendous season. Byrd joked he didn't even pick up a T-shirt before joining Buck for the six-hour drive from New York to Pittsburgh.
Byrd says he has some unfinished business of his own. The 12-year veteran is still waiting to make his playoff debut.

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