Byrd, Byrd, Byrd…Byrd is the word!

Byrd

Welcome to the Redlegs, Marlon Byrd!

Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Walt Jocketty today announced the acquisition of OF Marlon Byrd and cash from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for minor league RHP Ben Lively.

“Marlon will give us power and run production, and he can play left field,” Jocketty said. “We expect him to provide a big bat and balance in the middle of our lineup.”

Byrd, 37, in a career-high 154 appearances last season hit .264 with 28 doubles, a career-best 25 HR and 85 RBI. He led the Phillies in HR, extra-base hits (55) and total bases (263) while ranking second among all National League right fielders in HR and RBI.

The Reds will be the eighth team Byrd has played for in his career. He was an All-Star in 2010 with the Chicago Cubs.

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