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Marlon Byrd | Outfielder

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (38) / 8/30/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Georgia Perimeter JC
Contract: view contract details

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Giants declined OF Marlon Byrd's $8 million club option for the 2016 season.
As anticipated. Byrd batted just .247 with a .290 on-base percentage in 544 plate appearances this past season between the Reds and Giants, and he was benched down the stretch by San Francisco management so that the $8 million option wouldn't automatically vest. Byrd does still have some power, but he'll turn 39 years old late next summer. It could be a while before he signs this winter. Nov 5 - 8:50 AM

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Giants will decline Marlon Byrd's $8 million option for 2016.

It's no surprise, as they benched Byrd a few times during the final days of the season and he wound up falling just six plate appearances shy of the option vesting. While Byrd may no longer be a fit with the Giants, he's sure to receive interest elsewhere despite being 38 after slugging 23 home runs in 2015.
Oct 23 - 1:00 PM

Marlon Byrd's $8 million option for 2016 isn't likely to vest.

Byrd's option automatically vests if he reaches 550 plate appearances this year, but the Giants have said they want to see what Jarrett Parker and Mac Williamson can do in the final few games of 2015. It doesn't hurt that Byrd is 15 plate appearances away from having his option vest. The Giants have said they would be interested in a reunion with the 38-year-old even if it isn't a forced one. He'll likely have a few suitors on the open market this winter.
Sep 30 - 8:06 PM

Marlon Byrd finished 2-for-4 with a double, triple, run scored and an RBI in Wednesday's win against the Reds.

Byrd hasn't homered since August 28, but he has multi-hit games in six of his last 10 and has an RBI in five of six. Byrd's as streaky as they come, so play him while he's hot.
Sep 17 - 1:35 AM

Marlon Byrd went 3-for-3 with a double and three RBI against the Padres on Saturday.

Byrd also walked, so he reached base four times for the second game in a row. That's quite a feat for a guy who had a .291 OBP just two days ago. Byrd is hitting .325 with 22 RBI in 21 games since joining the Giants.
Sep 12 - 11:52 PM

Marlon Byrd went 2-for-4 with a double in Wednesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

The double was Byrd's 19th of the season. The veteran outfielder is hitting a dependably veteran-like .244/.291/.457 with 22 homers and 60 RBI between the Reds and Giants this season. He set a career-high with 25 homers while playing for the Phillies in 2014. We'll see if he can hit four more bombs over the next three weeks to topple that mark.
Sep 10 - 12:46 AM

Marlon Byrd is not in the Giants lineup Saturday against the Rockies.

It's Byrd's first day off since joining the club on August 21. Gregor Blanco will make a rare start in right field and bat second. Eight of Byrd's 22 homers have come since the All-Star break.
Sep 5 - 6:33 PM

Marlon Byrd went 2-for-6 with a double and three RBI, but the Giants suffered a 14-inning, 5-4 loss to the Dodgers on Monday.

Byrd singled and knocked in two runs to break a 1-1 tie in the third inning, then added a game-tying RBI double in the eighth inning. It would be the last run either team would score until the Dodgers broke through in the 14th. Byrd, since joining the Giants, is batting .286 (12-for-42) with four doubles, a triple, three home runs, and 17 RBI.
Sep 1 - 3:53 AM

Marlon Byrd went 3-for-4 with an RBI triple, a pair of RBI doubles and four total RBI in Sunday's 7-5 loss to the Cardinals.

Byrd hit a two-run double off Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia in the first inning, then drove home another run with a double in the sixth. Plus an RBI triple in the eighth, to finish out the game with four RBI. Since joining the Giants, he's 10-for-36 with three homers and 14 RBI in just nine games.
Aug 30 - 7:23 PM

Marlon Byrd hit a grand slam off Michael Wacha in Friday's game.

The homer was Byrd's third in just seven games since he arrived in San Francisco. He has eight career slams in 146 at-bats with the bases loaded.
Aug 29 - 1:36 AM

Marlon Byrd blasted a two-run homer in his first at-bat as a Giant, helping to power his new squad to a 6-4 victory over the Pirates on Friday.

He also singled and doubled in the contest, finishing the night 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI. The door is open for him to play everyday in right field while Hunter Pence is sidelined, which should provide him with plenty of RBI chances in the middle of the Giants lineup.
Aug 21 - 11:09 PM

Giants acquired OF Marlon Byrd and cash considerations from the Reds for RHP Stephen Johnson.

With Hunter Pence (oblique) hitting the disabled list, it's a solid pickup for San Francisco. The 37-year-old Byrd is hitting just .237 with a .286 on-base percentage this season, but he has 19 home runs and a .448 slugging percentage. He'll provide some much-needed right-handed thump for the Giants down the stretch.
Aug 20 - 4:23 PM

Marlon Byrd went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

Byrd came around to score the Reds' lone run on a sacrifice fly by Billy Hamilton in the fifth inning. With the two-hit attack, he's now hitting .241/.291/.456 on the season.
Aug 16 - 6:56 PM

Marlon Byrd went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, a walk, and two runs scored Friday against the Pirates.

Byrd has gone deep in back-to-back games and now has 18 homers and a .777 OPS on the year. It's a bit surprising he wasn't moved by Friday's non-waiver trade deadline, but there's still a chance a deal could happen in August.
Jul 31 - 10:30 PM

Marlon Byrd went 3-for-6 and hit a three-run homer off A.J. Burnett in Thursday's rout.

Byrd is available in trade talks, but there hasn't seemed to be much demand so far. Tonight can't hurt, but it also probably won't change anyone's mind about him.
Jul 30 - 11:59 PM

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