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Marlon Byrd | Outfielder

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (37) / 8/30/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Georgia Perimeter JC
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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Marlon Byrd is drawing trade interest.
In fact, Rosenthal hears that Byrd is the Phillies' most popular trade target in discussions with other teams. The veteran outfielder has a four-team no-trade list which previously included the Mariners, Blue Jays, Royals and Rays, but Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that he has made some changes since. The 37-year-old outfielder batted .264/.312/.445 with 25 home runs this season and is owed $8 million in 2015, but he has an option for 2016 which will vest if he reaches 463 plate appearances next year. Nov 4 - 2:52 PM
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Marlon Byrd went 2-for-4 with the eventual game-winning RBI single in Wednesday's 2-1 win against the Marlins.

Byrd singled in Maikel Franco in the top of the eighth inning, putting Kyle Kendrick in line for the win in what was likely his final start in a Phillies uniform. With only four games left, Byrd is putting the finishing touches on another productive season. He's hitting .266/.314/.450 with 25 home runs and 84 RBI.
Sep 24 - 10:13 PM

Marlon Byrd went 2-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI in Sunday's loss to the Athletics.

Byrd started the scoring with his first double, also doubling in a run in the third. Byrd now has 83 RBI, five fewer than last year and six shy of his career best mark. A good final week could leave Byrd with a few career highs in 2014.
Sep 21 - 9:53 PM

Marlon Byrd is not in the Phillies' lineup Wednesday.

It's just a day off. Grady Sizemore is in right field Wednesday in Byrd's place. Carlos Ruiz is also getting a breather, as Wil Nieves is catching Jerome Williams.
Sep 10 - 2:35 PM

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

The Phillies have opted to stack their lineup with left-handed hitters against Tanner Roark. Byrd should return to the lineup on Sunday.
Sep 6 - 1:06 PM

Marlon Byrd is not in the Phillies' lineup Sunday.

The Phils are going with an all left-handed hitting outfield versus righty killer Justin Masterson. Byrd had a game-tying two-run single in the eighth inning of Saturday's extra-innings loss to the Cardinals.
Aug 24 - 10:45 AM

Marlon Byrd had a pinch-hit RBI single and stole a base against the Mets on Sunday.

Byrd was out of the Phillies lineup for a simple day off, but needing a run in the ninth inning he was turned to as a pinch-hitter. He came through, knocking a single to tie the score. He then stole second base, his third steal of the season, and scored the game-winning run on Ryan Howard's walk-off single. Byrd's 66 RBI are eighth-most in the National League.
Aug 10 - 5:45 PM

Marlon Byrd went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored Friday against the Mets.

Byrd now ranks third in the National League with 22 home runs. The 36-year-old was reportedly claimed off revocable waivers earlier this week, but no trade was worked out, so he'll finish the season in a Phillies uniform.
Aug 8 - 10:24 PM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, outfielder Marlon Byrd has been claimed off revocable waivers.

The Phillies now have 48 hours to work out a trade with the (unidentified) team that claimed Byrd. Or they'll have to pull him back. Byrd has a .792 OPS with 21 home runs and 63 RBI in 112 games this season. He is under contract for 2015 at a salary of $8 million.
Aug 6 - 5:35 PM

Marlon Byrd went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 2-1 win over the Nationals.

Byrd, who was one of many notable untraded players on the Phillies, hit a go-ahead solo home run in the sixth inning off Doug Fister. It was his only hit of the game, but that run would end up being the difference, as neither team scored again. The bomb was Byrd's 21st and gave him his 63rd RBI on the year. He's slashing .271/.319/.481 on the year.
Aug 1 - 9:51 PM

Marlon Byrd is in the Phillies' lineup on Thursday.

Which is a strong indication that he will not be traded by Thursday's 4 p.m. ET deadline. Byrd is under contract through 2015 (with a vesting option for 2016) so the Phillies weren't going to deal him without getting something fairly significant in return.
Jul 31 - 3:20 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is hearing the Yankees have talked to the Phillies about Marlon Byrd, but nothing is close at present.

Byrd has been a popular name as the trade deadline approaches, and the Yankees are among the teams that have been linked to the 36-year-old in recent days. Heyman hears the club isn't wild about Byrd's $8 million contract in 2015, though -- a possible sticking point for a deal. Byrd is hitting .270/.318/.477 with 20 home runs this season and would no doubt provide a boost to the Bronx Bombers' offense.
Jul 30 - 10:25 PM

ESPN's Jayson Stark reports that the Mariners are "out" on Marlon Byrd.

Stark says there are "still some legs to rumblings" that the Yankees could go after Byrd, but they're wary of the outfielder's 2016 vesting option. The Royals had also previously been reported as a possible landing spot but no longer appear in the running. The market for the veteran outfield looks to be drying up.
Jul 30 - 4:01 PM

Marlon Byrd is getting a scheduled day off Tuesday.

With the trade deadline looming, it was a bit curious to see Byrd out of the lineup Tuesday, but there's nothing doing yet. Still, there's a decent chance he'll be moved by Thursday.
Jul 29 - 3:38 PM

Marlon Byrd is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Mets.

No word on the reason for his absence, but it's noteworthy with Thursday's trade deadline fast approaching. Grady Sizemore will make the start in right field Tuesday.
Jul 29 - 2:53 PM