(SportsNetwork.com) – The Cincinnati Reds have reportedly acquired veteran
outfielder Marlon Byrd from the Philadelphia Phillies.
Multiple media outlets reported the deal Wednesday that will send right-handed
pitching prospect Ben Lively to the Phillies.
Byrd hit .264 with 25 homers and 85 RBI in 154 games with the Phillies last
season. He is set to make $8 million next season with an $8 million vesting
option for 2016.
The 37-year-old Byrd is a career .278 hitter with 131 homers and 618 RBI over
1,404 games with the Nationals, Rangers, Cubs, Red Sox, Mets, Pirates and
The 22-year-old Lively split last season between Class A-Advanced Bakersfield
and Double-A Pensacola, putting together a combined 13-7 record and 3.04 ERA
with 171 strikeouts in 151 innings over 26 starts. He was a fourth round pick
of the Reds in 2013 out of the University of Central Florida.