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Friday, February 1, 2013
Mets sign OF Byrd

By Adam Rubin

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.