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Marlon Byrd hopes for July return

Updated: June 1, 2011, 2:09 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs outfielder Marlon Byrd, who was hit in the head by a pitch on May 21, expects to be out four to six weeks.

Byrd, who has multiple facial fractures, was back on the field with his teammate before Wednesday's game against the Houston Astros, playing catch and running for the first time since he took a fastball under his left eye from Boston's Alfredo Aceves.

"I'm not really sure [when I will be back]," Byrd said. "They are looking at four to six weeks, and ...

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