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Red Sox get Byrd from Tribe

BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox acquired pitcher Paul Byrd from Cleveland on Tuesday, hoping to boost a rotation hurt by an injury to Tim Wakefield and the struggles of Clay Buchholz.

The Red Sox will send either a player to be named or cash to the Indians.

The 37-year-old Byrd is 7-10 with a 4.53 ERA this season. But he has won all four of his starts since the All-Star break with a 1.24 ERA.

Boston began play Tuesday in second place in the AL East, four games behind Tampa Bay. The Red Sox were two games ahead of the Chicago White Sox in the wild-card race.

• The Detroit Tigers have agreed to a minor league contract with pitcher Freddy Garcia and have promoted Dontrelle Willis to Triple-A Toledo.

Garcia had been a free agent since he pitched for Philadelphia in 2007. The right-hander previously pitched for the Chicago White Sox and the Seattle Mariners.

• MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL -- Kansas City minor leaguer Victor Jorge and two players in the Arizona organization were suspended for 50 games each Tuesday after testing positive under baseball's minor league drug program.

Jorge, a 21-year-old righty, is 0-2 with an 8.54 ERA for Burlington of the rookie Appalachian League. He tested positive for metabolites of Stanozolol.

The Diamondbacks' Winfild De La Rosa and Ramon Mariano, who play in the Dominican Summer League, tested positive for a metabolite of Boldenone. De La Rosa is a pitcher and Mariano is a first baseman.

• BOXING -- Suspended boxer Joey Gilbert agreed to pay a $10,000 fine for a positive steroid test as part of a settlement with the Nevada Athletic Commission that will allow him to return to the ring as soon as Sept. 22.

Gilbert agreed Tuesday to the fine and a one-year suspension retroactive to his last fight nearly a year ago. In exchange, the panel dropped all but one charge related to a banned substance found in his system -- a metabolite from an anabolic steroid.

• NFL -- The highest bidder has offered $1.1 million at an auction of Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones' home.

Jones defaulted on a mortgage with U.S. Bank, according to a notice of foreclosure sale published in June. Jones' attorney Worrick Robinson said that he didn't know if Jones would accept the bid from the unidentified bidder. The auction was held Saturday and privately organized by Jones.

• COLLEGE FOOTBALL -- Trinton Sturdivant's devastating knee injury hung heavily over Georgia coach Mark Richt.

"I'm still not over it yet," Richt said of his starting left tackle. "Maybe if you ask me in a week, I could tell you everything is going to be OK, but right now I'm still kind of sick about the whole thing."

The Bulldogs, seeking the national title after ending last season ranked No. 2 by The Associated Press, were counting on Sturdivant to protect quarterback Matthew Stafford's blind side and clear room for running back Knowshon Moreno.

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