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.