Marlon Byrd LF/RF SF 6 hours ago

Byrd went 3-for-4, hitting two doubles, a triple and driving in four runs in a loss on Sunday.

Marlon Byrd LF/RF SF 2 days ago

Byrd went 1-for-5 with a grand-slam in a 5-4 win over the Cardinals on Friday.

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Marlon Byrd LF/RF SF 2 weeks ago

The Cincinnati Reds traded outfielder Marlon Byrd to the San Francisco Giants on Thursday for pitching prospect Stephen Johnson, according to ESPN. Byrd will provide outfield depth after Hunter Pence was placed on the disabled Thursday because of an oblique strain.

Marlon Byrd LF/RF SF 2 months ago

Byrd went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs in Saturday's loss to the Brewers.

Byrd has a nine-game hitting streak and four home runs since being activated from the DL June 19. Better yet, he has just nine strikeouts in 58 at-bats (16%) after striking out in 28 percent of his at-bats before his wrist injury.

Marlon Byrd LF/RF SF 2 months ago

Byrd is not in the lineup Friday, the C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

After Thursday's extended game where Byrd saw seven at-bats the Reds opted to give him some rest Friday. He has two home runs in his last six games and remains a source of cheap power. Chris Dominguez will get the start in left Friday.

Marlon Byrd LF/RF SF 2 months ago

Byrd went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Wednesday's win over Pittsburgh.

Byrd hit a two run home run off of Pirates ace Gerrit Cole in the first inning on Wednesday to extend the Reds lead to 4-0. It was Byrd's 12th home run of the season to go along with 29 RBI. The .223 average is certainly disappointing so far this season, but Byrd is worth keeping an eye on. If he starts to get it going in the second half of the season, he could provide solid power production playing in a hitter-friendly park.

Marlon Byrd LF/RF SF 2 months ago

Byrd was 1-for-4 with a solo home run in his return to the Reds' lineup Friday night as Cincinnati defeated the Marlins 5-0.

It has to be somewhat surprising that he could return from a fractured wrist so soon (he was injured on June 2nd), but it also has to be encouraging that he could homer - his 11th of the season - in his first game back. Fantasy owners looking for power help will want to get him back in their lineups.

Marlon Byrd LF/RF SF 2 months ago

Byrd (wrist) is in the lineup, batting fifth and playing left field, for Friday's game against the Marlins, MLB.com's Jamie Ramsey reports.

Byrd will return from the disabled list when first eligible, after Thursday's game against the Tigers was postponed. He went 2-for-7 with a home run in his two-game rehab stint with Double-A Pensacola.

Marlon Byrd LF/RF SF 2 months ago

Byrd could be back with the Reds sometime this weekend, the Cincinnati Enquirer's C. Trent Rosecrans reports.

He is slated to play two games with Double-A Pensacola starting Wednesday, so he could theoretically join the Reds on Friday for the start of a home series against the Marlins. For at least the next two games Skip Schumaker and Ivan De Jesus will share duties in left field for the Reds.

Marlon Byrd LF/RF SF 2 months ago

Byrd (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Pensacola on Wednesday, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

This is surprising, as a lengthy absence was expected after Byrd was diagnosed with a fractured right wrist early this month. However, it seems the Reds are convinced the 37-year-old has healed sufficiently, though it's not entirely clear when he may return to the major league club. When he does, Byrd should immediately take back over as the everyday option in left field after hitting .212 with 10 homers and 25 RBI in his first 47 games of the season.