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Marlon Byrd hit by pitch in Iowa

Updated: June 28, 2011, 11:19 AM ET
ESPNChicago.com

Chicago Cubs outfielder Marlon Byrd was hit by a pitch in his first rehab start with the Iowa Cubs on Monday night in Des Moines, Iowa.

"I thought I'd have the jitters, but I didn't," Byrd told the Des Moines Register. "I got hit by a pitch. That was something I needed."

Byrd, who remained in the game after Albuquerque's John Ely struck him in the left shoulder, has been on the disabled list since a May 21 beaning in Boston that left him with facial fractures.

"I turned ...

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