Marlon Byrd RF PHI 9 Days

Marlon Byrd went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two RBI against the Brewers on Thursday.

Byrd drove in both Phillies runs with his second-inning homer and sixth-inning single. It was his second homer in nine games this year.

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Marlon Byrd had another two-hit day, going 2-for-3 with a walk against the Rangers on Tuesday.

Byrd's reunion with the Phillies has started off well. He has reached base in half of his ten plate appearances, and he even flashed some leather in right field on Tuesday, doubling off Mitch Moreland at first base after catching a Donnie Murphy line drive. Many are expecting Byrd's offense to drop off after breaking out with a career-high 34 homers last season at the age of 35, but he'll undoubtedly be a huge upgrade in right field for the Phillies.

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Marlon Byrd singled and launched a two-run homer in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Byrd deposited a hanging knuckleball over the right-field wall for an opposite-field shot in the third inning. The veteran outfielder's production will surely drop off after a surprising 2013 campaign, but he still could be worthy of rostering at the tail-end of your draft.

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Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Marlon Byrd could play some center field this season.

John Mayberry Jr. is the only backup capable of handling center field on the projected big league roster, which is why Philadelphia will be motivated to give Byrd some reps at the position in spring training. If Ben Revere misses significant time next season, the Phillies are going to be forced to scramble to cover themselves. Byrd was pilfered from the Pirates on a two-year, $16 million contract in November. He slashed .291/.336/.511 with 24 home runs and 88 RBI in 147 games between the Mets and Pirates in 2013.

Marlon Byrd RF PHI 5 Months

Phillies signed OF Marlon Byrd to a two-year, $16 million contract.

The deal also includes a club/vesting option for 2016. Byrd played the 2013 campaign for $700,000, but he earned a massive raise after batting .291/.336/.511 with 24 home runs and 88 RBI in 147 games between the Mets and Pirates. He'll surely be unable to repeat that performance in 2014, but the Phils are betting that the regression won't be steep.

Marlon Byrd RF PHI 5 Months

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York hears from a source that Marlon Byrd's two-year contract with the Phillies is worth $16 million.

Not bad for a guy who had to settle for a minor league deal last offseason. The Phillies are hoping that Byrd can provide some right-handed thump in their lineup, but the contract won't be crippling if he's unable to replicate his production from 2013.

Marlon Byrd RF PHI 5 Months

Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Phillies are finalizing a two-year deal with Marlon Byrd.

This confirms a report from 94WIP in Philadelphia. No word yet on the terms of the agreement. Byrd was originally drafted by the Phillies in 1999 and played with the team from 2002-2005.

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Marc Carig of Newsday reports that the Mets have "touched base with Marlon Byrd's people."

Byrd hit .291/.336/.511 with 24 home runs and 88 RBI in 147 games this year between the Mets and Pirates. He turns 37 next season but should be able to find a multi-year contract on the open market this winter.

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MLB.com's Tom Singer writes that Pirates general manager Neal Huntington will "push hard" for a new deal with Marlon Byrd during the club's five-day exclusivity window.

The Bucs want to re-sign Byrd. However, Singer notes that outfield prospect Gregory Polanco is due to take over right field at some point in 2014, so Byrd might have a better opportunity elsewhere. Byrd batted .291/.336/.511 with 24 homers and 88 RBI for the Mets and Pirates this season.

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Playing in his first ever postseason game, Marlon Byrd ripped a solo homer and added a sac fly in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

Byrd drilled a hanging changeup from Johnny Cueto in the second inning to get the scoring going. The 36-year-old outfielder has proved to be a nice pickup for the Pirates, as he batted .318/.357/.486 for them down the stretch and then came up big in the win-or-go-home Wild Card contest.