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Marlon Byrd | Outfielder

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (37) / 8/30/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Georgia Perimeter JC
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Marlon Byrd is not in the Phillies' lineup Sunday.
The Phils are going with an all left-handed hitting outfield versus righty killer Justin Masterson. Byrd had a game-tying two-run single in the eighth inning of Saturday's extra-innings loss to the Cardinals. Aug 24 - 10:45 AM

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Marlon Byrd had a pinch-hit RBI single and stole a base against the Mets on Sunday.

Byrd was out of the Phillies lineup for a simple day off, but needing a run in the ninth inning he was turned to as a pinch-hitter. He came through, knocking a single to tie the score. He then stole second base, his third steal of the season, and scored the game-winning run on Ryan Howard's walk-off single. Byrd's 66 RBI are eighth-most in the National League.
Aug 10 - 5:45 PM

Marlon Byrd went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored Friday against the Mets.

Byrd now ranks third in the National League with 22 home runs. The 36-year-old was reportedly claimed off revocable waivers earlier this week, but no trade was worked out, so he'll finish the season in a Phillies uniform.
Aug 8 - 10:24 PM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, outfielder Marlon Byrd has been claimed off revocable waivers.

The Phillies now have 48 hours to work out a trade with the (unidentified) team that claimed Byrd. Or they'll have to pull him back. Byrd has a .792 OPS with 21 home runs and 63 RBI in 112 games this season. He is under contract for 2015 at a salary of $8 million.
Aug 6 - 5:35 PM

Marlon Byrd went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 2-1 win over the Nationals.

Byrd, who was one of many notable untraded players on the Phillies, hit a go-ahead solo home run in the sixth inning off Doug Fister. It was his only hit of the game, but that run would end up being the difference, as neither team scored again. The bomb was Byrd's 21st and gave him his 63rd RBI on the year. He's slashing .271/.319/.481 on the year.
Aug 1 - 9:51 PM

Marlon Byrd is in the Phillies' lineup on Thursday.

Which is a strong indication that he will not be traded by Thursday's 4 p.m. ET deadline. Byrd is under contract through 2015 (with a vesting option for 2016) so the Phillies weren't going to deal him without getting something fairly significant in return.
Jul 31 - 3:20 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is hearing the Yankees have talked to the Phillies about Marlon Byrd, but nothing is close at present.

Byrd has been a popular name as the trade deadline approaches, and the Yankees are among the teams that have been linked to the 36-year-old in recent days. Heyman hears the club isn't wild about Byrd's $8 million contract in 2015, though -- a possible sticking point for a deal. Byrd is hitting .270/.318/.477 with 20 home runs this season and would no doubt provide a boost to the Bronx Bombers' offense.
Jul 30 - 10:25 PM

ESPN's Jayson Stark reports that the Mariners are "out" on Marlon Byrd.

Stark says there are "still some legs to rumblings" that the Yankees could go after Byrd, but they're wary of the outfielder's 2016 vesting option. The Royals had also previously been reported as a possible landing spot but no longer appear in the running. The market for the veteran outfield looks to be drying up.
Jul 30 - 4:01 PM

Marlon Byrd is getting a scheduled day off Tuesday.

With the trade deadline looming, it was a bit curious to see Byrd out of the lineup Tuesday, but there's nothing doing yet. Still, there's a decent chance he'll be moved by Thursday.
Jul 29 - 3:38 PM

Marlon Byrd is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Mets.

No word on the reason for his absence, but it's noteworthy with Thursday's trade deadline fast approaching. Grady Sizemore will make the start in right field Tuesday.
Jul 29 - 2:53 PM

Marlon Byrd singled four times in five at-bats Monday versus the Mets.

Byrd has multiple hits in six of his last 10 games, pushing his average back up to .274. His average had been dipping since the beginning of June, but it was coming with more homers (13 last two months, seven first two), so there was little reason for his owners to complain.
Jul 28 - 10:23 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Marlon Byrd is "not an option" for the Royals and the Mariners' talks for the outfielder "remain stalled."

Byrd has been connected to both clubs, but the Royals and Mariners are both on his no-trade list. The outfielder has said he'd be willing to waive the clause only if his $8 million option for 2016 is picked up. Byrd has also been linked to the Reds, and ESPN's Jim Bowden said last week that talks between Cincinnati and Philadelphia are ongoing.
Jul 28 - 6:51 PM

ESPN's Jim Bowden reports that the Reds and Phillies "continue trade talks" involving Marlon Byrd.

Byrd has been linked to the Reds, Royals and Mariners this month and he's a good bet to be traded. The veteran outfielder has proved this year that his power outburst in 2013 was no fluke, hitting 19 homers over 98 games. He's making $8 million this season and in 2015 and has an $8 million club/vesting option for 2016.
Jul 22 - 10:15 PM

Marlon Byrd went deep for the 19th time this season, but the Phillies came out on the losing end against the Braves on Sunday, falling 8-2.

Byrd is essentially auditioning for contending teams at this point, with the Phillies out of the playoff picture. He took David Carpenter deep for a solo home run in the ninth inning to make it 8-2. Byrd finished 2-for-4 on the afternoon and is now slashing .266/.318/.484 with 55 RBI. Recent reports have linked Byrd to the Royals, Reds, and Mariners.
Jul 20 - 6:54 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Royals are interested in Marlon Byrd.

However, Morosi notes that Kansas City might not be sellers at the trade deadline anymore given that they're sitting at 48-48. Byrd is also drawing interest from the Mariners and Reds.
Jul 20 - 1:44 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Wil Nieves
3Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Chase Utley
2Andres Blanco
3Freddy Galvis
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Cody Asche
2Maikel Franco
3Cesar Hernandez
LF1Domonic Brown
2Grady Sizemore
CF1Ben Revere
2Tony Gwynn Jr.
RF1Marlon Byrd
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2A.J. Burnett
3Kyle Kendrick
4David Buchanan
5Jerome Williams
6Cliff Lee
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Mike Adams
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jake Diekman
5Ken Giles
6Mario Hollands
7Justin De Fratus
8Cesar Jimenez
9Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez
10Luis Garcia