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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 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

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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

Marlon Byrd helped the Reds defeat the Pirates on Tuesday, doubling and homering to knock in four runs.

Byrd pushed the Reds' lead to 4-1 in the third inning with a two-run home run off of Jeff Locke. He provided insurance in the ninth inning with a two-run double, making it a 7-1 ballgame. Byrd got off to an abysmal start, carrying a .441 OPS as recently as April 29, but has started to pick things up lately. He's now batting .193/.226/.364 with four home runs and 13 RBI.
May 5 - 10:15 PM

Marlon Byrd is absent from the Reds' lineup Sunday.

It looks like he's just getting a breather. Skip Schumaker is in left field Sunday in Byrd's place.
May 3 - 9:55 AM

Marlon Byrd hit his first home run of the year in a 1-for-3 effort as the Reds fell to the Brewers on Thursday.

The Reds had trouble doing much of anything against Kyle Lohse, but Byrd was able to strike a two-run home run to right-center in the fifth inning to temporarily put his club up 2-1. Byrd entered the game homerless and batting .115, so the Reds were certainly happy to see the display of power.
Apr 23 - 4:21 PM

Marlon Byrd went 0-for-3 on Wednesday and is 6-for-52 with a 16/0 K/BB ratio this season.

How much longer does the 37-year-old Byrd get the benefit of the doubt? He was pretty good last year, hitting .264/.312/.445 with 25 homers, and better in 2013, but starts don't get much worse than the one he's off to through 14 games. He's hitting .115/.130/.135.
Apr 22 - 11:08 PM

Marlon Byrd went 2-for-3 with an RBI single and a double in Monday's Cactus League win over the Giants.

Byrd hit a ground-rule double in the first inning, then singled in the Reds' first run in the third inning. He's 6-for-18 halfway through the spring. Though he's 37 years old, he found his power stroke over the last two seasons and should be a good bet for 20-plus homers this season.
Mar 16 - 7:59 PM

Reds acquired OF Marlon Byrd and cash considerations from the Phillies for RHP Ben Lively.

The deal is now official. The Reds have sent mixed signals to their fanbase with their activity this winter, but Byrd stands a good chance to remain productive in another hitter-friendly ballpark in Cincinnati. The 37-year-old has slugged 49 home runs over the past two seasons.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 03:23:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Reds are set to acquire Marlon Byrd from the Phillies.

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi wrote earlier this week that the two sides were close to an agreement before it fell apart, but they were ultimately able to get it done. Rosenthal hears that prospect right-hander Ben Lively is one of the players headed back to Philadelphia in the deal. The Phillies are expected to send cash to the Reds. Byrd, 37, amassed 25 home runs and 85 RBI in 2014 and has a good chance to continue to post solid power numbers in Cincinnati. He's owed $8 million in 2015 and has an $8 million vesting option for 2016.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 01:35:00 PM

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Reds were close to a trade for Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd "before it fell apart."

Morosi says it's possible the talks could be reignited at some point. Byrd is 37 years old, but he had 25 home runs and 85 RBI in 2014 so the rebuilding Phillies are going to want good young talent in return. And they still have time to shop around. Byrd's contract calls for $8 million in 2015 and it carries an $8 million vesting option for 2016.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 11:48:00 AM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick hears that the Phillies have not approached outfielder Marlon Byrd about waiving his no-trade clause to go to the Mariners.

The Mariners are one of the teams that Byrd would have to approve for a trade to work. Earlier this month, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported that the Orioles were showing interest in the 37-year-old. Despite his age, Byrd still packs a wallop in his bat, having hit .264/.312/.445 with 25 home runs in the 2014 season.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 09:11:00 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Orioles met with the Phillies on Tuesday to discuss a trade for outfielder Marlon Byrd.

Byrd is a logical target for the Orioles, who have lost Nick Markakis and Nelson Cruz to free agency. The 37-year-old batted .264/.312/.445 with 25 home runs this season and is owed $8 million in 2015. His contract also includes an $8 million vesting option for 2016.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 04:54:00 PM

ESPN's Jayson Stark reports that if the Orioles end up going the trade route for an outfielder, Marlon Byrd is "a name on their radar screen."

Byrd will almost surely be dealt this winter, as he's not part of the Phillies' rebuilding plan. The veteran outfielder has experienced a career revival the last two seasons, batting .277/.323/.476 with 49 homers and 173 RBI. He'd be a fine fit in right field for the Orioles, who are looking to replace Nick Markakis.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 09:21:00 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that there's a "strong possibility" that the Phillies will move Marlon Byrd.

The Phillies are in rebuild mode, so it doesn't make much sense to hang on to a 37-year-old outfielder. His power should generate some interest. Byrd has a four-team no-trade list which previously included the Mariners, Blue Jays, Royals and Rays, but he has reportedly made some changes since. He's owed $8 million next season and his contract includes an $8 million club option for 2016 which will vest if he reaches 463 plate appearances next year.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 01:25:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Kristopher Negron
LF1Marlon Byrd
2Brennan Boesch
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mike Leake
3Anthony DeSclafani
4Jason Marquis
5Michael Lorenzen
6Raisel Iglesias
7Homer Bailey
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Tony Cingrani
3Jumbo Diaz
4Burke Badenhop
5Manny Parra
6JJ Hoover
7Pedro Villarreal
8Ryan Mattheus
9Sean Marshall