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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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Marlon Byrd went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two RBI against the Brewers on Thursday.
Byrd drove in both Phillies runs with his second-inning homer and sixth-inning single. It was his second homer in nine games this year. Apr 10 - 10:08 PM

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Marlon Byrd had another two-hit day, going 2-for-3 with a walk against the Rangers on Tuesday.

Byrd's reunion with the Phillies has started off well. He has reached base in half of his ten plate appearances, and he even flashed some leather in right field on Tuesday, doubling off Mitch Moreland at first base after catching a Donnie Murphy line drive. Many are expecting Byrd's offense to drop off after breaking out with a career-high 24 homers last season at the age of 35, but he'll undoubtedly be a huge upgrade in right field for the Phillies.
Apr 1 - 11:26 PM

Marlon Byrd singled and launched a two-run homer in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Byrd deposited a hanging knuckleball over the right-field wall for an opposite-field shot in the third inning. The veteran outfielder's production will surely drop off after a surprising 2013 campaign, but he still could be worthy of rostering at the tail-end of your draft.
Mar 4 - 9:29 PM

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Marlon Byrd could play some center field this season.

John Mayberry Jr. is the only backup capable of handling center field on the projected big league roster, which is why Philadelphia will be motivated to give Byrd some reps at the position in spring training. If Ben Revere misses significant time next season, the Phillies are going to be forced to scramble to cover themselves. Byrd was pilfered from the Pirates on a two-year, $16 million contract in November. He slashed .291/.336/.511 with 24 home runs and 88 RBI in 147 games between the Mets and Pirates in 2013.
Jan 28 - 11:59 AM

Phillies signed OF Marlon Byrd to a two-year, $16 million contract.

The deal also includes an $8 million club/vesting option for 2016, which vests if he gets to 600 plate appearances in 2015, or if he totals 1,100 in 2014-15 and has at least 550 in 2015. Byrd played the 2013 campaign for $700,000, but he earned a massive raise after batting .291/.336/.511 with 24 home runs and 88 RBI in 147 games between the Mets and Pirates. He'll surely be unable to repeat that performance in 2014, but the Phils are betting that the regression won't be steep.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 08:46:00 PM

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York hears from a source that Marlon Byrd's two-year contract with the Phillies is worth $16 million.

Not bad for a guy who had to settle for a minor league deal last offseason. The Phillies are hoping that Byrd can provide some right-handed thump in their lineup, but the contract won't be crippling if he's unable to replicate his production from 2013.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 11:47:00 AM

Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Phillies are finalizing a two-year deal with Marlon Byrd.

This confirms a report from 94WIP in Philadelphia. No word yet on the terms of the agreement. Byrd was originally drafted by the Phillies in 1999 and played with the team from 2002-2005.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 11:08:00 AM

According to "The Mike and Ike Show" on 94WIP, the Phillies will sign free agent outfielder Marlon Byrd.

No details on the structure of the contract and the signing hasn't been confirmed by other beat writers or the team. In other words, take it will a grain of salt for now. Byrd, 36, is coming off a resurgent season in which he hit .291/.336/.511 with 24 home runs and 88 RBI in 147 games between the Mets and Pirates.
Source: 94 WIP
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 10:54:00 AM

Marc Carig of Newsday reports that the Mets have "touched base with Marlon Byrd's people."

Byrd hit .291/.336/.511 with 24 home runs and 88 RBI in 147 games this year between the Mets and Pirates. He turns 37 next season but should be able to find a multi-year contract on the open market this winter.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 03:38:00 PM

MLB.com's Tom Singer writes that Pirates general manager Neal Huntington will "push hard" for a new deal with Marlon Byrd during the club's five-day exclusivity window.

The Bucs want to re-sign Byrd. However, Singer notes that outfield prospect Gregory Polanco is due to take over right field at some point in 2014, so Byrd might have a better opportunity elsewhere. Byrd batted .291/.336/.511 with 24 homers and 88 RBI for the Mets and Pirates this season.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 11:40:00 PM

Playing in his first ever postseason game, Marlon Byrd ripped a solo homer and added a sac fly in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

Byrd drilled a hanging changeup from Johnny Cueto in the second inning to get the scoring going. The 36-year-old outfielder has proved to be a nice pickup for the Pirates, as he batted .318/.357/.486 for them down the stretch and then came up big in the win-or-go-home Wild Card contest.
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 11:32:00 PM

Marlon Byrd went 2-for-4 with two runs scored against the Cubs on Tuesday.

Byrd had two of the Cubs' 12 hits, and he scored on Pedro Alvarez doubles in the second and fifth innings. The outfielder has just two home runs since being acquired by the Pirates on August 27, but his 84 RBI this season are still good for 10th in the National League. Byrd has a .285/.330/.501 line in what has been a renaissance year for the 36-year-old.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 12:31:00 AM

Marlon Byrd went 1-for-3 with a solo home run on Saturday, powering the Pirates to a 2-1 victory over the Cubs.

The Pirates trailed 1-0 for most of the game, until a Jose Tabata solo homer in the sixth inning knotted the score at 1-1. Marlon Byrd then delivered the requisite support for starter Gerrit Cole with a towering drive to right off James Russell in the seventh. Since joining the Pirates on August 28, Byrd is hitting .323 (20-for-62) with two homers and 10 RBI in 17 games.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 10:06:00 PM

Marlon Byrd went 3-for-5 with an RBI against the Brewers on Wednesday.

Byrd was having a marvelous season before being dealt to Pittsburgh, and since the trade he's done nothing but hit. The three-hit game makes him 12-for-31 (.387) with a home run, four runs scored and eight RBI in eight games with the Pirates. Nothing Byrd does this season would surprise us anymore.
Thu, Sep 5, 2013 12:19:00 AM

Marlon Byrd went 2-for-3 with a walk, double, RBI and run scored in the Pirates' 7-2 loss against the Cardinals on Sunday.

He's currently riding a six-game hitting streak. Byrd, who was acquired from the Mets on Tuesday, is 7-for-19 (.368) with three doubles, a homer, five RBI and four runs scored in five games with the Pirates. He's slashing .288/.333/.525 over 122 games.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 05:42:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Wil Nieves
1B1Ryan Howard
2John Mayberry
3Darin Ruf
2B1Chase Utley
2Freddy Galvis
SS1Jimmy Rollins
2Jayson Nix
3B1Cody Asche
LF1Domonic Brown
CF1Ben Revere
2Tony Gwynn Jr.
RF1Marlon Byrd
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cliff Lee
2Cole Hamels
3A.J. Burnett
4Kyle Kendrick
5Roberto Hernandez
6Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Mike Adams
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jake Diekman
5Ethan Martin
6Jeff Manship
7Mario Hollands
8Shawn Camp