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Marlon Byrd | Outfielder

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (37) / 8/30/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Georgia Perimeter JC
Contract: view contract details

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Marlon Byrd is not in the Reds' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Cardinals.
It's just a day of maintenance for the veteran outfielder. Jason Bourgeois is starting in left field and batting leadoff for the Reds on Tuesday at Busch Stadium. Jul 28 - 4:03 PM

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Marlon Byrd is not in the Reds' lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cubs.

He'll be back in there for the second game. Skip Schumaker is in left field in Byrd's place.
Jul 22 - 9:57 AM

Marlon Byrd went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's win against the Cubs.

Byrd extended the Reds' lead temporarily to 3-1 with a solo blast off of Clayton Richard in the fourth inning. Despite a slow start and a stint on the disabled list, Byrd has turned in another decent year, batting .244/.293/.469 with 16 home runs and 34 RBI. He's likely to be considered as a trade option in the next week and a half.
Jul 20 - 10:59 PM

Marlon Byrd had a huge night Friday against the Indians, going 4-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored.

His batting average jumped from .241 to .253 in the span of one night. The 37-year-old now has 15 home runs and a .782 OPS on the year. He hasn't been talked about much as a trade candidate, but he could be a good fit for a contender.
Jul 17 - 11:35 PM

Marlon Byrd is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Nationals.

He's presumably getting the day off. Skip Schumaker will start in left field against Max Scherzer.
Jul 7 - 2:59 PM

Marlon Byrd is absent from the Reds' lineup Friday.

It looks to simply be a day of rest. Chris Dominguez is handling left field while Byrd sits.
Jun 26 - 3:41 PM

Marlon Byrd went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a two-run home run, helping the Reds stave off the Pirates on Wednesday.

Byrd capped off a four-run first inning against Pirates starter Gerrit Cole with a two-run home run. He added an RBI single in the fifth for good measure. The veteran outfielder got off to a frigid start but was starting to figure things out in late May before suffering a fractured wrist on June 2. In five games back, he has two three-hit games and two home runs. On the year, he's batting .223/.293/.462 with 12 home runs and 29 RBI. Not bad, considering the circumstances.
Jun 24 - 10:31 PM

Marlon Byrd returned to the Reds lineup with a bang on Friday, belting a solo home run in a 5-0 victory over the Marlins.

Byrd entered the contest with tremendous lifetime numbers against Marlins starter Dan Haren, and he tagged the right-hander for a solo shot to open the game's scoring in the fourth inning. The blast was his lone hit in four at-bats on the night, raising his dismal season slash to .213/.286/.456 to go along with 11 long balls and 26 RBI.
Jun 19 - 9:52 PM

Reds activated OF Marlon Byrd from the 15-day disabled list.

Byrd homered in his lone rehab game with Double-A Pensacola and that was apparently enough to convince the Reds he was ready. The veteran outfielder missed the last couple weeks with a small fracture in his right wrist.
Jun 19 - 3:33 PM

Marlon Byrd (wrist) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with Double-A Pensacola.

Byrd has been out since June 2 with a fracture in his right wrist. There was uncertainty about the timeline for his return initially, but it looks like he has a good chance to make it back later this month.
Jun 16 - 3:52 PM

Reds placed OF Marlon Byrd on the 15-day disabled list with a fracture in his right wrist.

Byrd suffered the injury Tuesday when he was struck by a pitch. He's had previous fractures in the same area and the Reds are still trying to figure out how much time he will miss. Brennan Boesch and Skip Schumaker will likely share playing time in left field.
Jun 3 - 5:42 PM

Marlon Byrd is being examined further to determine whether the fracture in his right wrist is pre-existing.

It could alter the amount of time he would miss, although Byrd is almost surely headed to the disabled list regardless. Byrd had to leave Tuesday's game after being hit on the wrist by a pitch.
Jun 3 - 4:00 PM

Marlon Byrd has been diagnosed with a fractured right wrist.

Byrd suffered the break when he was hit by a Sean O'Sullivan offering during Tuesday's game. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined, but more is expected to be known after he re-evaluated Wednesday. Brennan Boesch and Skip Schumaker figures to handle left field while Byrd is on the shelf.
Jun 2 - 10:28 PM

Marlon Byrd is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather. Skip Schumaker is in left field in Byrd's place.
May 31 - 10:11 AM

Marlon Byrd scored the game-winning run and had both of the Reds' runs in their 2-1, walk-off victory over the Rockies on Tuesday.

Byrd singled and scored in the second inning before leading off the bottom of the ninth with a walk. He was sacrificed into scoring position and Skip Schumaker's RBI double plated Byrd as the winning run. Byrd's rate stats leave something to be desired, but he's still got 10 homers, 25 RBI and 20 runs scored on the year.
May 26 - 10:16 PM

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C1Brayan Peña
2Tucker Barnhart
3Kyle Skipworth
4Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Marlon Byrd
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
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S1Mike Leake
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Michael Lorenzen
4Raisel Iglesias
5Jon Moscot
6Homer Bailey
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2JJ Hoover
3Jumbo Diaz
4Burke Badenhop
5Manny Parra
6Ryan Mattheus
7Dylan Axelrod
8Pedro Villarreal
9Nate Adcock
10Sean Marshall