Throughout the years Marlon Byrd has been known for some amazing play in the outfield. The New York Mets are hoping for some spark from Marlon, as the franchise as signed Byrd to a Minor League Contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
Byrd, who has had experience in center field, is expected to compete with Andrew Brown for the fifth outfielder’s job. Currently the Mets have three left-handed starting outfielders in Lucas Duda, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Mike Baxter-Byrd who bats righty may help in mixing up the line-up come spring.
Last Season Byrd hit .210 with one homer and nine RBI’s in 47 games for the Cubs and the Red Sox. There is one blemish on the career of Marlon is that the outfielder has made one mistake in using banned substances.
If healthy and clean Byrd can be a great contributor to the Mets, as the combination of a great glove and consistent hitting he may be an interesting addition to the franchise.
With the addition of Byrd, it seems as if the Mets are finished with adding outfielders. The Hot Stove had the franchise possibly dealing with Michael Bourn, but that would cost them their first-round Draft pick.
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