Bullpen Needs Should Have Taken Priority Over Acquiring Marlon Byrd (Video)

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Injuries have plagued the Red Sox in the early going this season.

First it was Andrew Bailey's thumb costing him three to four months, then of course Jacoby Ellsbury's shoulder injury that could cost the talented center fielder a few months as well. Ellsbury's replacement, Jason Repko, joined that list over the weekend with a shoulder injury of his own.

The injury problem led Boston to acquire former All-Star outfielder Marlon Byrd from the Cubs. But Red Sox broadcaster Don Orsillo says the bullpen issues should have been settled before a deal for a position player was ever made.

Check out the video above to get Orsillo's take on the move and the bullpen during Monday's Red Sox Monster Monday presented by Bob's Stores.

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For every strikeout by a Red Sox pitcher at Fenway Park in June, Aetna will donate $250 to Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Through June 25, the donation mark stands at $30,000.

Through their continued efforts in the local community, Aetna is helping to build a healthier world -- one city and one strikeout at a time.

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