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6 Marlon Byrd RF
Height/Weight: 6-0/245 | Birthdate: 8/30/1977 | Birthplace: Boynton Beach, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: San Francisco | College: Georgia Tech | MLB Experience: 14 | Salary: $700,000 | Owned/Started%: 48/40 | Average Draft Position: 235.17
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Giants OF Marlon Byrd has big day on 38th birthday


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/30/2015) Giants outfielder Marlon Byrd knows how to celebrate, as the veteran went 3-for-4 with four RBIs on Sunday, his 38th birthday. 

Byrd racked up two doubles and a triple as he single-handedly tried to keep the Giants in a game they would lose 7-5. Byrd now has 56 RBIs on the season, 14 of which have been tallied since he was acquired from the Reds on Aug. 20. 


Marlon Byrd powers Giants to victory over Cubs on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/27/2015) New Giants outfielder Marlon Byrd came through with another big hit, as he led the way to the 9-1 victory over the Cubs on Thursday. Byrd had just one hit on the day, but it was a three-run home run in the third inning to give the Giants a 5-1 lead.

This was Byrd's second home run in six games since coming over to the Giants in a trade earlier this month. It was also his 21st home run overall this season, which is four shy of his career-high, which was set last season.


Reds swap OF Marlon Byrd for Giants pitcher Stephen Johnson


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/20/2015) The Reds traded outfielder Marlon Byrd to the Giants in exchange for pitcher Stephen Johnson on Thursday, the team announced.

Byrd hit .237 with 19 home runs and 42 RBI in 359 at-bats this season. He will play left field for San Francisco on Friday and will hit eight fifth or sixth in the lineup.

Johnson was a sixth-round pick in the 2012 draft. He has a 3.41 ERA in 58 innings of work for Double-A Richmond.


Reds OF Marlon Byrd homers in Friday's loss


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2015) Reds outfielder Marlon Byrd went 2 for 4 at the plate during Friday's 5-4 loss to the Pirates.

Byrd hit a solo home run for his 18th home run of the season. It was his only RBI in the game. Byrd is hitting .224 with three home runs and five RBI in his last 12 games.


Reds OF Marlon Byrd has three hits, three RBIs in romp


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/30/2015) Reds outfielder Marlon Byrd hammered his 17th home run of the season to start a 15-run explosion for his team in an easy win over the Pirates on Thursday. 

Byrd went 3-for-6 in the game, with his biggest hit coming in the first inning, when he connected for a three-run homer off Pirates starter A.J. Burnett. Byrd added a double later in the contest. He now has 37 RBIs on the season. 


Reds LF Marlon Byrd sits out the first game of DH on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/22/2015) Reds left fielder Marlon Byrd will be on the bench for Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cubs. Byrd had started 22 of the 24 games since returning from the disabled list in mid-June, and he'll get another rest in the opener of the twinbill.

Skip Schumaker will make the start in left and bat sixth for the first game on Wednesday.


Reds' Marlon Byrd homers, goes 4 for 4 in win on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/17/2015) Reds outfielder Marlon Byrd had a great night at the plate on Friday, as he went 4 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored in the 6-1 win over the Indians.

Byrd got scoring started for the Reds, as he socked a solo home run in the bottom of the second. It was his 15th longball of the year, and the third in his last 11 games.

Byrd also doubled and singled twice in the game, leaving him a triple shy of the cycle. He is batting .333 over those last 11 ballgames. 


Reds' Marlon Byrd hits safely in 13th straight game


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/10/2015) Reds outfielder Marlon Byrd extended his hit streak to 13 games, as he went 1 for 4 in the 1-0 win over the Marlins on Friday. 

Byrd is three games away from matching his career-high 16-game hitting streak, which he set back in 2011. 


Reds' Marlon Byrd pushes hit streak to 12 games on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/9/2015) Reds left fielder Marlon Byrd finished Thursday's game against the Marlins with two hits in four at-bats, including his eighth double of the season. Byrd has now hit safely in 12 straight games.

The veteran outfielder has seen his batting average rise from .223 to .249 over the course of the 12-game hit streak. 


Reds LF Marlon Byrd gets day off amid 11-game hit streak


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2015) Reds left fielder Marlon Byrd was held out of the starting lineup Tuesday against the Nationals in favor of Skip Schumaker, who drew the start against Max Scherzer. It was the second time Byrd did not start since coming off the disabled list June 19.

Byrd has done well offensively since his activation. He has hit safely in 13 of 15 games since his returning, which includes hitting safely in his last 11 games. He is batting .347 (17 for 49) with one double, three home runs, six RBI, six runs and 11 strikeouts in that span.

Byrd's hit streak is tied for the third-longest of his career, per Baseball-Reference.com. Byrd's career-long hit streak is 16 games, which he accomplished in 2011.


Reds' Marlon Byrd hits in tenth straight game


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2015) Reds left fielder Marlon Byrd went 2 for 4 in Sunday's loss to Milwaukee. 

Byrd singled twice and struck out twice, while extending his hitting streak to 10 consecutive games. 

Byrd is hitting .356 over the streak. 


Reds LF Marlon Byrd homers for third time since DL activation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2015) Reds left fielder Marlon Byrd homered during an 8-5 loss to the Brewers on Tuesday. Byrd connected for a solo home run off Phil Hughes leading off the seventh inning for his 13th home run.

Byrd has homered three times in 10 games since coming off the disabled list June 19. Nine of his 13 home runs have been solo homers.

Byrd is batting .311 (14 for 45) with a .511 slugging percentage, .837 OPS, six runs, five RBI, one walk and seven strikeouts in his last 10 games.


Reds shuffle lineup before second game against Mets


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/27/2015) The Reds will shuffle the bottom of their lineup against the Mets on Saturday.

Outfielder Marlon Byrd will take over center field over Billy Hamilton and bat fifth in the lineup. Left fielder Skip Schumaker will hit sixth, taking over for Chris Dominguez who held the spot for Friday's game. Ivan De Jesus will replace Eugenio Suarez at the shortstop position while batting out of the seventh spot. Finally, Tucker Barnhart will replace Brayan Pena at the catcher spot and will hit from the eighth spot.


Reds LF Marlon Byrd gets first day off since coming off DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2015) Reds left fielder Marlon Byrd received his first day off Friday against the Mets since coming off the disabled list June 19. He had started six straight games before Chris Dominguez started in left field Friday.

Byrd is batting .308 (8 for 26) with two home runs, four RBI, one walk, three runs and four strikeouts in six games since returning to the lineup from a wrist fracture.


Reds LF Marlon Byrd homers, records three RBI in win


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/24/2015) Reds left fielder Marlon Byrd was an offensive force against the Pirates on Wednesday.

Bryd went 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBI. He homered off of Pirates starter Gerrit Cole in the first inning, the two-run shot was his ninth of the year.

Byrd is hitting .333 with nine hits, two home runs and four RBI in his last eight games.


Reds LF Marlon Byrd hits solo home run in first game back


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/19/2015) Fresh off the disabled list, Reds left fielder Marlon Byrd made his presence felt in his first game back on Friday. Byrd belted a solo home run off starter Dan Haren, his 11th of the season, to give the Reds a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning. 

"He was able to stay on a ball out over the plate," Reds manager Bryan Price said, per MLB.com. "[Haren] was kind of back and forth with the sinker-cutter mix, and [Byrd] was able to stay on one that got up out over the plate and he was able to handle it out to right-center."

It was Byrd's only hit of the game. He now has a modest four-game hitting streak, dating back to June 2, his last game before hitting the DL with a wrist fracture. 


Reds activate LF Marlon Byrd off the DL on Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2015) The Reds activated left fielder Marlon Byrd off the disabled list prior to Friday's game against the Marlins. He was back in the starting lineup for the first time since June 2 after missing 15 games due to a wrist fracture.

Byrd ended up just playing one game on a rehab assignment with Double-A Pensacola. He went 1 for 5 with a three-run homer. He also struck out twice.


Reds OF Marlon Byrd homers in first rehab game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) Reds outfielder Marlon Byrd (wrist) began a rehab assignment with Double-A Pensacola on Wednesday. Byrd connected for a three-run homer in the eighth inning for his only hit in five at-bats. He struck out twice.

Byrd is expected to play two games with Pensacola before coming off the disabled list.


Reds OF Marlon Byrd could come off DL this weekend


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2015) Reds outfielder Marlon Byrd, who is beginning a rehab assignment Wednesday, could come off the disabled list this weekend, manager Bryan Price said. Byrd is expected to play two games with Double-A Pensacola. 

Byrd has not played since June 2 due to a wrist fracture.


Reds OF Marlon Byrd to begin rehab assignment Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Reds outfielder Marlon Byrd (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Pensacola on Wednesday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Byrd has not played since June 2 due to a wrist fracture.

"That's really good news," manager Bryan Price said, per MLB.com. "For all the things we've talked about in a negative way in regards to injuries, he has healed quickly. He's done a lot of really good, positive work without any setbacks."


Reds place Marlon Byrd on 15-day DL with wrist fracture


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/3/2015) Reds outfielder Marlon Byrd has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a wrist fracture, the team announced on Wednesday. Byrd was hit by a pitch on Tuesday and was forced to leave the game with the injury.

In a corresponding move, the Reds announced they have officially called-up infielder Ivan De Jesus Jr. and released Donald Lutz, who had Tommy John surgery on May 1, to clear room on the 40-man roster.


Marlon Byrd leaves Reds' game with fractured wrist


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Reds left fielder Marlon Byrd left Tuesday's game in the seventh inning with a wrist injury. Byrd was hit by a pitch in the top of the sixth.

Byrd received X-rays and was diagnosed with a fracture in his wrist, per the Cincinnati Enquirer. More information about the severity of the injury will be available on Wednesday. 

"To what degree the injury is yet to be known; I don't know if it's a [disabled-list-requiring injury]," Reds manager Bryan Price said, per MLB.com. "I'd guess it is, but I don't know that for sure. We're going to wait until we hear from the doctors and they read the X-rays and they make that decision. I would not anticipate having him available, not in this series, and there's a possibility he could be DL'd here, too."

Byrd is hitting .212, with 10 home runs and 25 RBI. 


Reds C Tucker Barnhart starting Sunday against Nationals


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart received the nod to start in Sunday's game against the Nationals. 

Barnhart is filling in for catcher Brayan Pena, who was in Saturday's starting lineup. Barnhart will bat in the seventh spot. 

Skip Schumaker is starting in left field instead of Marlon Byrd


Many Reds have struggled against Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2015) Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez has been hot-and-cold recently, but if history is any indication, he's likely to perform well Saturday in Cincinnati.

Gonzalez has been lights-out in the past against several Reds hitters, including Brandon Phillips (1-8), Todd Frazier (0-5), Jay Bruce (2-10), Marlon Byrd (5-21) and Zack Cozart (1-11).

The Reds have 16 hits in 116 at-bats lifetime against Gonzalez.


Reds LF Marlon Byrd blasts 10th home run of the season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Reds left fielder Marlon Byrd went 2 for 4 at the plate in Cincinnati's 5-4 loss to the Rockies on Monday. Byrd did his damage in the sixth inning when he blasted a leadoff home run off of Eddie Butler, his 10th of the season.

Byrd is now hitting .211 with 25 RBI in 147 at-bats this season.