The file on Marlon Byrd
Marlon Byrd graduated Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Georgia in 1995. During his high school career, he won All-State honors in baseball and football.
Byrd played baseball at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. After a major injury, he transferred to Georgia Perimeter Junior College in Covington where he earned a degree in Business in May 1999, while rededicating himself to baseball.
Philadelphia Phillies (2002-2005)
Marlon Byrd made his major league debut with the Phillies in 2002. The following year, in his first full accrued season, Byrd hit .303 over 135 games. His 150 hits, 66 runs scored, 45 RBI and seven homers helped him finish fourth in Rookie of the Year voting. In his first three seasons in the league, all with Philadelphia, Byrd had 237 hits, 136 runs, 13 home runs and 79 RBI in 876 at-bats.
Washington Nationals (2005-2006)
Byrd was traded to the Nationals in 2005 for outfielder Endy Chavez. He played two seasons with the Nationals, recording 101 hits, seven home runs and 44 RBI in 413 at-bats.
Texas Rangers (2007-2009)
Byrd arrived in Texas with the Rangers for the 2007 season, signing as a free agent. He saw action in 377 games over his three-year stint down south. Byrd had 40 home runs and 212 RBI in his career as a Ranger; stats aided by a career season in 2009, when he hit 20 home runs and collected 89 RBI.
Chicago Cubs (2010-2012)
On Dec. 31, 2009, Byrd signed a three year, $15 million contract with the Cubs. In his first season, the outfielder broke through for his best year as a major leaguer, collecting 170 hits, 39 doubles, 84 runs scored, 89 RBI and 12 home runs. At 32 years of age, Byrd was named an All-Star for the first time. He finished his career in Chicago with a .277 average.
Boston Red Sox (2012)
Byrd had a brief stop in Boston after the Red Sox traded for him in 2012. He was acquired for Michael Bowden and a player to be named later (minor league pitcher Hunter Cervenka). Byrd was DFA'd by the Red Sox in early June. By the end of the month, he was suspended 50 games for testing positive for a banned substance.
New York Mets (2013)
Free to sign anywhere, Byrd inked a minor league deal with the Mets. After settling in, the slugger hit .285 with 21 home runs and 71 RBI in 117 games with New York.
Pittsburgh Pirates (2013)
Byrd was again traded, this time to the Pirates for infield prospect Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later (Vic Black). Byrd appeared in 30 games for Pittsburgh, collecting 34 hits, three home runs and 17 RBI.
Philadelphia Phillies (2014)
Byrd rejoined the Phillies in 2014 on a short-term deal. In 154 games played, Byrd had 71 runs, 156 hits, 28 doubles, 25 home runs and 85 RBI. He also struck out 185 times while batting .264.
Cincinnati Reds (2015)
On Dec. 31, 2014, Byrd was traded to the Reds for starting pitcher Ben Lively. He hit .237 with a .286 on-base percentage, 46 runs, 42 RBI, 101 strikeouts and 23 walks over 96 games in Cincinnati.
San Francisco Giants (2015)
The Giants acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd from the Cincinnati Reds Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 in exchange for Double-A right-handed pitcher Stephen Johnson. Byrd, who turns 38 Aug. 30, is a .275 career hitter with 150 home runs and 660 RBI over 14 MLB seasons. He is also a career .331 hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Marlon Byrd had a phenomenal debut with the Giants on Aug. 21 against the Pirates. The outfielder went 3-for-5 with a home run and was a triple away from the cycle in San Francisco's 6-4 win.