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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Byrd traded on Byrd T-shirt day

By Adam Rubin

New York MetsMarlon Byrd T-shirt giveaway.

NEW YORK -- The Mets traded Marlon Byrd on the day they were poised to give out his T-shirt as part of a Tuesday promotion to those who purchased the package.

But the Mets are making things right under the circumstances: They are offering the Byrd T-shirt, plus another shirt giveaway from earlier this season, plus two tickets to a September game.

A giveaway for a traded player is not unprecedented. The Philadelphia Phillies proceeded with a Hunter Pence bobblehead day after trading him to the San Francisco Giants.