Mets sign OF Byrd

Marlon Byrd

Marlon Byrd

#23 CF
Boston Red Sox

2012 STATS

  • GM47
  • HR1

  • RBI9

  • R10

  • OBP.243

  • AVG.210

The Mets have signed outfielder Marlon Byrd to a minor league contract with a spring-training invite.

Byrd, 35, hit .210 with one homer in 143 at-bats with the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox last season.

Byrd tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug in June and served a 50-game suspension. He will compete with Andrew Brown for a righty-hitting outfield slot.