SUSMarlon Byrd
LF/RF CLE
4 weeks ago

Byrd (suspension) did not receive a qualifying offer from the Indians and is now a free agent, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

EDGE Analysis

Considering Byrd will not be eligible to return from a 162-game PED suspension until two months into the 2017 season, he is pretty unappealing as a free agent. If he wants to continue to play professional baseball, he may be forced to accept a minor league contract.

SUSMarlon Byrd
LF/RF CLE
6 months ago

Byrd has been suspended 162 games for PED use, Ken Rosehtal of FOXSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Byrd was having a solid season offensively hitting .270 with five home runs and 19 RBI through 34 games prior to the suspension. However, the 38-year-old will now serve a 162 game suspension after testing positive for PEDs. With Byrd turning 39 in August, it is unknown whether he will try to return to baseball next season or call it a career, but more information regarding his future should be released shortly.

SUSMarlon Byrd
LF/RF CLE
6 months ago

Byrd has been suspended for 162 games, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Byrd was having a solid year at the plate prior to being suspended, hitting .270/.326/.452 with five home runs and 19 RBI through 34 games. His suspension is likely due to repeated PED use, but no official word has been released so it can't be confirmed at this time. With Byrd sitting at the age of 38, it is unknown whether he will serve his suspension and try to return to baseball, or call it a career. More information should be released regarding the situation in the near future.

SUSMarlon Byrd
LF/RF CLE
7 months ago

Byrd went 3-for-5 with a homerun, two RBI and three runs scored in Cleveland's 15-6 victory against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

The outfielder's playing time has diminished this month, but with Michael Brantley back on the disabled list Byrd could be in line for a string of starts in the coming weeks. Byrd has three home runs and 14 RBI for the season to go along with his .253 batting average.

SUSMarlon Byrd
LF/RF CLE
7 months ago

Byrd is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

EDGE Analysis

Byrd had started the previous three games in the corner outfield, but went just 2-for-14 with six strikeouts during that time. Though Michael Brantley (shoulder) went back on the DL and Lonnie Chisenhall (personal) remains on the bereavement list, manager Terry Francona will turn to Jose Ramirez and Michael Martinez in the corner spots Sunday as a means of getting more lefty bats into the lineup against right-hander Tyler Duffey.

SUSMarlon Byrd
LF/RF CLE
7 months ago

Byrd will get the start in right field in Saturday's matchup with the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Byrd will start in right field while Lonnie Chisenhall gets the day off. He will bat seventh in the order. Byrd is a life time .400 hitter against Ian Kennedy with 25 at-bats. He has also knocked two out of the park while striking out three times.

SUSMarlon Byrd
LF/RF CLE
7 months ago

Byrd is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Lonnie Chisenhall returning, at-bats are going to be increasingly difficult to come by for the 38-year-old Byrd. Even more so, he's just 1-for-14 over his past six games, dropping his average down to .241 on the season. A professional hitter, Byrd is still a useful piece as a pinch hitter.

SUSMarlon Byrd
LF/RF CLE
7 months ago

Byrd is in the lineup and batting seventh for Tuesday's game against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Byrd will get his first start since April 29 in a matchup with Justin Verlander and the Tigers. He is 1-for-11 over his last five games and 5-for-20 against Verlander in his career.

SUSMarlon Byrd
LF/RF CLE
7 months ago

Byrd will start in right and bat eighth in the lineup Wednesday against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Byrd is replacing Lonnie Chisenhall (neck) in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game. The 38-year-old has played in 14 games for the Indians this season, batting .295 with two home runs and eight RBI. Even though Byrd strikes out a decent amount (28.8 percent on the year), he has always been a reliable power bat and could be available on waivers for owners looking for some home runs and RBI.

SUSMarlon Byrd
LF/RF CLE
7 months ago

Byrd is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Coming off his third multi-hit game in four tries, Byrd will get Wednesday afternoon off. This recent hot streak, where he's hit 6-for-14 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored. Jose Ramirez will take Byrd's spot in left field on Wednesday and Byrd could find at-bats tough to come by with the return of Lonnie Chisenhall.