Irates get Byrd, Buck from Mets 8/28/13
PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck from the New York Mets for a minor leaguer and player to be named later. Byrd is hitting .285 with 21 home runs and 71 RBIs this season and will give the Pirates needed depth in the outfield while leadoff hitter Starling Marte recovers from a wrist injury. Buck is batting .215 with 15 home runs and 60 RBIs. He is expected to back up Russell Martin.