Marlon Byrd RUMORS & NEWS

  • Indians, Byrd agree to minor-league deal

    The Score "With only a few weeks left until Opening Day and Michael Brantley's status still murky, the Cleveland Indians bolstered their outfield depth Thursday by agreeing to a minor-league deal with Marlon Byrd, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Byrd, who turns 39 in August, split the 2015..." March 17

  • Giants Decline Options On Nori Aoki, Marlon Byrd

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants have declined their club options over outfielders Nori Aoki and Marlon Byrd, according to tweets from Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News and CSN Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovic. Aoki’s $5.5MM option will be bought out for $700K, while Byrd’s option did not come with a buyout. San..." November 05

  • Giants interested in bringing Marlon Byrd back in 2016

    Hardball Talk "Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Giants are interested in bringing outfielder Marlon Byrd back next season. Byrd is in the last year of a two-year, $16 million contract initially signed with the Phillies in November 2013. However, he has an option for 2016 that..." September 26

  • Reds trade Marlon Byrd to Giants for minor leaguer

    The Score "The San Francisco Giants wasted no time acquiring outfield reinforcements after placing Hunter Pence on the disabled list Thursday. Veteran right-handed hitting outfielder Marlon Byrd and cash were sent to the Bay Area from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for minor-league pitcher Stephen..." August 21

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    C. Trent Rosecrans @ctrent

    #Reds Price also said there’s a chance Marlon Byrd is back this weekend. Will play 2 games for Pensacola

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    C. Trent Rosecrans @ctrent

    #Reds Bryan Price also said Marlon Byrd will be in a soft brace for 7-10 days, then reevaluated. It is a new fracture

  • Marlon Byrd's injury could cost him millions

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Sean O'Sullivan's sixth-inning pitch during the Reds' loss Tuesday night may have cost Marlon Byrd millions of dollars. The Phillies' starter hit Byrd with a pitch, causing a fracture in Byrd's wrist. Byrd is expected to go on the disabled list today (the team has announced it has called up..." June 03

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    C. Trent Rosecrans @ctrent

    Can confirm #Reds RHP Ben Lively is indeed headed to #Phillips in exchange for Marlon Byrd

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    Jayson Stark @jaysonst

    If the #Orioles turn to the trade market to fill their need for a bat, #Phillies OF Marlon Byrd is a name on their radar screen, sources say

  • With Phillies' trade market open, clubs want Byrd in hand

    Fox Sports "The Phillies are willing to move any player on their roster, but their most popular target in early trade discussions might surprise you. According to major-league sources, it's right fielder Marlon Byrd. While Byrd is 37, he hit 25 home runs last season, more than any free-agent outfielder..." November 04

  • With Phillies' trade market open, clubs want Byrd in hand

    Fox Sports "The Phillies are willing to move any player on their roster, but their most popular target in early trade discussions might surprise you. According to major-league sources, it's right fielder Marlon Byrd. While Byrd is 37, he hit 25 home runs last season, more than any free-agent outfielder..." November 04

  • Phillies said to be asking for big prospects back for Marlon Byrd

    CBS Sports "The asking price for Marlon Byrd is said to be extremely for Marlon Byrd, with interested teams saying Philly would have to lower it to move him. Byrd should be among the Phillies most movable pieces, but there's no certainty he goes at this point. Word is, the Phillies handed Seattle a list..." July 31

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    The #mariners, on the lookout for a RH bat, recently scouted the #phillies Marlon Byrd.

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    MLBRosterMoves @MLBRosterMoves

    The @Phillies sign OF Marlon Byrd to 2-year, $16 million contract with club/vesting option for 2016.

  • Phillies To Sign Marlon Byrd

    CBS Philly "The Phillies will sign outfielder Marlon Byrd, the Mike and Ike Show on 94WIP are reporting. A source tells Barkann the Phillies will sign the 35 year-old outfielder. Byrd played with the New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates in 2013. Byrd started his 12-year MLB career with the Phillies in..." November 12

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Source says Marlon Byrd deal is two years, $16 million. #phillies

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    Marc Carig @MarcCarig

    Also, hearing Mets touched base with Marlon Byrd’s people in the last few days.

  • Resurgent Marlon Byrd has been claimed off waivers

    CBS Sports "Mets outfielder Marlon Byrd has been claimed off waivers by an unknown team sources said and the Mets could try to trade him. With his low salary ($700000) and surperb season it is likely he was claimed by multiple teams but only the first eligible will have a chance t trade for him. That would..." August 27

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Source: John Buck and Marlon Byrd to #Pirates. #mets

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    ProSportsDaily @PSDnews

    #Mets trade John Buck and Marlon Byrd to #Pirates for a minor leaguer and a player to be named later.

  • Pirates acquire Marlon Byrd, John Buck from Mets

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates have acquired veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck from the New York Mets in a trade Tuesday a source confirmed to the Post-Gazette. The Pirates also got cash as part of the deal and the Mets will receive minor league shortstop Dilson Herrera and a player to be named..." August 27

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    As of 12:30 Eastern no traction for the Mets on either Marlon Byrd or Bobby Parnell.

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    #Mets suddenly are some hits on Byrd have made counteroffers will see if anyone budges. #Pirates believed 1 of interested teams.

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    Marc Carig @MarcCarig

    Source: Mets fielding inquiries on Byrd but they don't like offers thus far. Sense is he won't be moved unless offers improve...

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    The Mets are not in any trade dialogue about Bobby Parnell and a little about Marlon Byrd but nothing serious at this point.

  • Mets Marlon Byrd keeps his hot streak going

    Newark Star-Ledger "Marlon Byrd feels the trade winds blowing through Citi Field. At 35, he knows he’s not part of the Mets’ long-term future. But he continues to produce. He had a clutch run-scoring single in the first inning yesterday to spark a three-run outburst and finished 2-for-4 with a run scored in the..." July 21

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    Marc Carig @MarcCarig

    The only two teams with any serious interest in Marlon Byrd this winter were the New York Mets and the Cleveland Indians.

  • The Mets averse to trading outfielder Marlon Byrd

    Hardball Talk "After a lost year, Marlon Byrd has exceeded all expectations this season by batting .263 with 15 home runs, 49 RBI, and an .804 OPS through 77 games With the Mets unlikely to make a run at things, many have logically speculated that the club will attempt to sell high by the trade deadline later..." July 13

  • Obsession with hitting is paying off for Mets' Marlon Byrd

    Newark Star-Ledger "Marlon Byrd walks around the Mets clubhouse with one of two items seemingly always in hand: a bat or an iPad. Sometimes both. With a bat, usually splattered in pine tar, the veteran outfielder constantly takes air swings, regularly fine-tuning his stroke as he walks through the room or sits in..." June 08

  • Mets' Marlon Byrd predicts his 2 HRs in 10-1 win over Nats

    New York Post "Terry Collins flipped the Byrd at conventional wisdom last night and watched his Mets lineup enjoy rare success. Instead of using his lefty-hitting platoon players against Nationals right-hander Dan Haren, the manager — citing the numbers — went with a righty unit that included Marlon..." June 06

  • Byrd’s peg to plate saves day

    New York Post "Marlon Byrd was expecting a close play at the plate and knew he had to make a strong throw. To the right fielder’s surprise, Darwin Barney was in the next zip code as the ball arrived into catcher John Buck’s glove in the eighth inning yesterday at Wrigley Field. The throw beat Barney to the..." May 18

  • Marlon Byrd all but assured NY Mets' right-field job after impressive spring training

    New York Daily News "Heading into spring training last month, Terry Collins said he expected Marlon Byrd to be his starting right fielder, provided he still had enough left in the tank. Now that Byrd has had an outstanding spring, batting .324 in Grapefruit League play, it appears to be the case. According to one..." March 20

  • Marlon Byrd making a strong case for a spot in Mets' outfield

    Newark Star-Ledger "For the first time in his career, Marlon Byrd decided he needed to play winter ball. Thirty-five years old and with 11 major-league seasons behind him, he left for Mexico in late September. The driving force, Byrd says, was not redemption for a reputation sullied by a positive drug test and..." March 13

  • Mets are Byrd watchers

    Bergen Record "Scraping the barnacles off his 2012 calendar year – a 50-game suspension, a .210 batting average – Marlon Byrd found three pieces he considered worth salvaging. He got to live in Mexico. He learned to speak Spanish. He found a glare-free corner of the globe, a secluded spot where he could..." March 05

  • Mets may have ‘right’ man if Byrd regains All-Star form

    New York Post "Terry Collins flipped the Byrd yesterday at the idea a right-field platoon will be necessary for the Mets in 2013. With the arrival of Marlon Byrd at spring training, the Mets manager made it clear he can envision the 35-year-old veteran claiming right field on a full-time basis. Byrd joins a..." February 16