Yahoo's Tim Brown talked to free agent pitcher Paul Byrd, who appears ready to sign soon instead of waiting until the All-Star break. Good news for the Red Sox, who will receive a supplemental pick if Byrd signs before the June draft. Byrd said, "I'm ready to make a move." He's been training for months and estimates he'd need two weeks in the minors. A handful of teams have been in contract with Byrd's agent (the Angels reportedly among them).
Just speculating, Byrd could be a nice match for the Blue Jays, Royals, White Sox, Indians, the entire AL West, the Mets, Cardinals, Astros, Brewers, and Dodgers. Byrd told Ken Rosenthal in January he'd ideally pitch close to his Georgia home, however.