The Giants acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd from the Cincinnati Reds Thursday afternoon in exchange for Double-A right-handed pitcher Stephen Johnson.
Byrd, who turns 38 Aug. 30, is a .275 career hitter with 150 home runs and 660 RBI over 14 MLB seasons.
The plan is for Byrd, who will wear No. 6 in Orange and Black, to play left field with Nori Aoki shifting to right field, according to manager Bruce Bochy.
The Giants will receive cash in the deal, and will only be on the hook for a portion of the approximate $2 million Byrd is owed for the rest of the season.
The veteran has 19 home runs this year -- tied with Brandon Crawford for most on the Giants. He's batting .237 with a .286 on-base percentage, 46 runs, 42 RBI, 101 strikeouts and 23 walks over 96 games.
An All-Star in 2010 with the Cubs, Byrd has started 91 games this year for the Reds, with 86 coming in left field.
In 20 career games at AT&T Park, Byrd is hitting .216 with a .263 on-base percentage.
In 43 career games against the Dodgers, Byrd is hitting .331 with a .365 on-base percentage.
Johnson, 24, has made 44 Double-A appearances this year in the Giants system, going 3-0 with a 3.41 ERA and 68 strikeouts to 29 walks.
He has a 15-7 record and 3.68 ERA over four minor league seasons since he was selected by the Giants in the sixth round of the 2012 draft.