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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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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. Dec 17 - 9:11 AM

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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.
Dec 9 - 4:54 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.
Dec 8 - 9:21 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.
Dec 8 - 1:25 PM

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.
Source: FOX Sports
Nov 4 - 2:52 PM

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Wil Nieves
3Cameron Rupp
4Rene Garcia
5Koyie Hill
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
3Russ Canzler
2B1Chase Utley
2Cord Phelps
3Andres Blanco
4Odubel Herrera
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Cody Asche
2Maikel Franco
3Cesar Hernandez
4Chris Nelson
LF1Domonic Brown
2Grady Sizemore
3Xavier Paul
CF1Ben Revere
2Darin Mastroianni
3Brian Bogusevic
RF1Marlon Byrd
2Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Cliff Lee
3David Buchanan
4Jerome Williams
5Jesse Biddle
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Jake Diekman
3Ken Giles
4Mario Hollands
5Justin De Fratus
6Cesar Jimenez
7Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez
8Luis Garcia
9Elvis Araujo
10Nefi Ogando
11Andy Oliver
12Paul Clemens