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.