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Marlon Byrd | Outfielder

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (36) / 8/30/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Georgia Perimeter JC
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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

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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

Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that the Reds are interested in Marlon Byrd and Antonio Bastardo.

Salisbury notes that the Reds have scouted the Phillies recently. Byrd is also drawing interest from the Mariners, though those talks have reportedly stalled and Seattle is also on Byrd's limited no-trade list. Cincinnati is not on the list. Bastardo would give the Reds a second lefty to pair with Manny Parra now that Sean Marshall (shoulder) out for the season.
Source: CSN Philly
Jul 20 - 1:17 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Mariners' trade talks for Marlon Byrd have "stalled."

The M's are now said to be in discussions with the Rays for David Price and/or Ben Zobrist. Byrd has hit .263/.315/.479 with 18 home runs and 54 RBI in 94 games this season for the Phillies, who could be one of the biggest sellers at the July 31 trade deadline. Byrd signed a two-year, $16 million contract over the winter.
Jul 17 - 3:08 PM

Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports that the Mariners have had serious discussions with the Phillies about acquiring outfielder Marlon Byrd.

There were reports earlier in the week that the Mariners had scouted the 36-year-old slugger. He's in the first year of a two-year, $16 million contract and has already indicated that he'd be willing to waive his no-trade clause. The Mariners are in desperate need for a right-handed power bat, and Byrd seems like a very logical fit.
Jul 13 - 8:38 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Mariners recently scouted Marlon Byrd.

The M's are in the market for a right-handed power bat, and Byrd certainly fits the profile. The 36-year-old has slugged 18 homers and driven in 52 runs this season while sporting a .261/.313/.481 batting line. He's in the first year of a two-year, $16 million contract with the Phillies. CSNPhilly.com's Jim Salisbury has reported that the Mariners (along with the Royals, Blue Jays and Rays) are on Byrd's no-trade list. However, The Tacoma News Tribune's Bob Dutton says that Byrd has indicated a willingness to waive the no-trade clause to go to a contender.
Jul 11 - 11:26 AM

Marlon Byrd went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Sunday's loss to the Pirates.

Byrd had an RBI single in the first inning before blasting his 18th home run of the season, a solo shot, in the seventh. Byrd's 18 home runs are second-most in the National League. He's been especially homer-happy of late, with five in his last seven games. The outfielder, who has enjoyed a career resurgence the past two seasons, is batting .266/.317/.497.
Jul 6 - 5:22 PM

Marlon Byrd went 2-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Marlins.

Byrd homered twice in Sunday's series finale against the Braves, and he made it three home runs in two games with his eighth-inning blast to the home run sculpture in center field at Marlins Park. Byrd continues to display his newfound power, which could make him an attractive trade option over the next month. He's slashing .271/.324/.497 with 16 home runs and 49 RBI.
Jul 1 - 11:22 PM

Marlon Byrd went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs in Sunday's loss to the Braves.

Byrd was the only source of offense for the Phillies, as his second- and fourth-inning home runs off Braves starter Aaron Harang were the only runs his club scored on the afternoon despite banging out 13 hits and walking twice. With the Phillies now 10 games under .500, Byrd may be wearing a new uniform by the end of July. He's slashing .268/.319/.487 with 15 home runs and 48 RBI.
Jun 29 - 5:01 PM

Marlon Byrd went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Wednesday's loss to the Marlins.

All three hits were singles. The Phillies were only able to bring him around to score once, in the sixth inning. Byrd, who homered against the Marlins on Tuesday, continues to find success at the dish, slashing .266/.316/.478 with 13 home runs and 45 RBI.
Jun 25 - 10:06 PM

Marlon Byrd went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's in over the Marlins.

Byrd's first-inning homer off of rookie Andrew Heaney, a no-doubter to left-center, capped off a three-run inning for the Phillies. The 36-year-old outfielder is having a productive season at the plate, slashing .260/.311/.474 with 13 home runs and 45 RBI.
Jun 24 - 11:24 PM

Marlon Byrd hit his 12th home run of the season on Friday, a solo shot off Jaime Garcia.

It was his second homer in the last three games. Byrd's season has been a flight of fancy thus far. The right fielder has hit 12 homers and knocked in 43 runs, more than respectable numbers for the veteran. On the season, he has a slash line of .268/.321/.482.
Jun 21 - 12:58 AM

Marlon Byrd went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and three RBI in Wednesday's win over the Braves.

The Phillies exploded for 10 runs on 18 hits as they completed a three-game sweep of their division rivals. Byrd's surprising power from last season has carried over, as he's gone deep 11 times while driving in 42 runs. That puts him on pace for a 25-homer, 97-RBI season.
Jun 18 - 4:07 PM

Marlon Byrd went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and a sacrifice fly in Tuesday's win over the Padres.

Byrd broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the fourth inning with a three-run opposite-field home run off of Ian Kennedy. The blast was his 10th of the season and he now has a .264/.318/.477 slash line with 38 RBI. The numbers aren't quite where they were last year but he has been a massive upgrade for the Phillies in right field.
Jun 10 - 9:55 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Wil Nieves
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Chase Utley
2Andres Blanco
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Cody Asche
2Reid Brignac
LF1Domonic Brown
2John Mayberry
CF1Ben Revere
RF1Marlon Byrd
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cliff Lee
2Cole Hamels
3A.J. Burnett
4Kyle Kendrick
5Roberto Hernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Mike Adams
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jake Diekman
5Ken Giles
6Mario Hollands
7Justin De Fratus
8Phillippe Aumont