Former Cub Marlon Byrd signs with Phillies

Former Cub Marlon Byrd signs with Phillies
November 12, 2013, 12:00 pm
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By Evan Moore

Marlon Byrd turned a solid 2013 season into a big day payday.

The former Cubs All-Star outfielder signed a two-year, $16 million deal to play for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Byrd was infamously traded last season from the New York Mets to the Pittsburgh Pirates the same day the Mets had a t-shirt promotion for him. He hit .291/.336/.511 with 35 doubles, 24 homers, 88 RBI and 75 runs scored last season. He also helped the Pirates reach the postseason for the first time in 21 years.

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Byrd spent four seasons with the Phillies from 2002-2005.