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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
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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

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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

Marlon Byrd went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Indians.

Byrd drilled a Trevor Bauer offering to left-center, putting the Reds on the board for the first time. He appeared to be figuring things out, but slumped over the last week, going 2-for-24 between May 15-22. Byrd has a mediocre .203/.275/.434 triple-slash line with nine home runs and 24 RBI.
May 24 - 4:29 PM

Marlon Byrd is not in the Reds starting lineup on Saturday.

It's just a routine day off for Byrd against tough right-hander Corey Kluber. Brennan Boesch will start in his place in right field and bat eighth for the Reds on Saturday.
May 23 - 11:47 AM

Marlon Byrd went 2-for-2 with a homer, three RBI and two walks as the Reds edged the Giants 4-3 on Thursday.

Byrd was excelling as the No. 2 hitter in the Reds lineup, but he was back batting fifth tonight. Manager Bryan Price probably things that's the more important spot in the order. The important thing is that Byrd keeps killing the ball. He has six homers and, miraculously, 13 walks so far this month.
May 14 - 10:44 PM

Marlon Byrd drew a walk and hit a solo home run in a 1-for-3 effort in a victory versus the Braves on Wednesday.

Byrd clubbed a solo home run to left field off of Eric Stults in the second inning to make it a 2-0 game. The 37-year-old has hit five home runs in the month of May while knocking in 11 runs, helping to erase a very sluggish start to the season. Overall, he's hitting .212/.289/.442 with seven home runs and 19 RBI.
May 13 - 9:23 PM

Marlon Byrd hit his fifth home run of the season in a 2-for-4 effort as the Reds topped the Pirates on Wednesday.

Byrd took Gerrit Cole out to left-center with the bases empty to pad the Reds' lead to 3-0 in the fifth inning. The veteran has now homered in three consecutive games. That brings his triple-slash line up to .207/.237/.402 with five home runs and 14 RBI on the season.
May 6 - 9:50 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Kristopher Negron
LF1Marlon Byrd
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mike Leake
3Anthony DeSclafani
4Michael Lorenzen
5Raisel Iglesias
6Josh Smith
7Jon Moscot
8Homer Bailey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Tony Cingrani
3JJ Hoover
4Burke Badenhop
5Manny Parra
6Ryan Mattheus
7Nate Adcock
8Sean Marshall
9Pedro Villarreal
10Carlos Contreras