Marlon Byrd claimed on waivers, Mets looking to move him?

New York Mets outfielder Marlon Byrd has been claimed on waivers giving the team 48 hours to trade the 35-year-old.

While Byrd is inexpensive he will be a free agent at seasons end which may prompt the Mets to trade him. Previously the Mets had been reluctant to part with Byrd considering him a valuable piece of their team.

In 117 games this season Byrd is hitting .285/.330/.518 with 21 home runs and 71 RBI.

ESPN’s Adam Rubin believes the Mets will make at-least one trade but tweets that Daniel Murphy is likely to remain with the team as part of their long term plan.

It is currently unknown which team claimed Byrd.

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