Reds Acquire Marlon Byrd From Phillies


The Cincinnati Reds have acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for RHP prospect Ben Lively.

Byrd, 37, hit 25 home runs and drove in 85 runs for the Phillies last year, and owned a slash line of .264/.312/.445 in 591 plate appearances.

Byrd was involved in the 2013 August trade along with John Buck that netted the Mets Dilson Herrera and Vic Black.

The former Met has one year left on his contract with a club option for 2016.

In return, the Phillies are getting 22 year old Ben Lively, who was drafted in the fourth round by the Reds in the 2013 draft.

In two seasons in the minors, Lively has compiled a 13-11 record with a 2.58 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 10.6 K/9 over a span of 39 starts.


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