• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Giants outfielder Marlon Byrd to see sparse playing time

    Giants outfielder Marlon Byrd is unlikely to see a high volume of reps during the final week of the season, Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reports. Byrd needs just 15 more plate appearances to vest an $8 million dollar option, so the financially-conscious Giants will likely be resting the outfielder often. In his stead, look for Jarrett Parker and Mac Williamson to see extra reps in an outfield that has been ravaged by injuries in 2015.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Giants OF Marlon Byrd continues to rake Wednesday

    Underappreciated Giants outfielder Marlon Byrd continued his steady production Wednesday by going 2 for 4 with a double, a triple, run scored, and RBI in a win over his former teammates from Cincinnati. Byrd continues to swing a hot bat since being acquired by the Giants. His home run rate has decreased from 18.9 AB/HR to 32.7 AB/HR switching to cavernous AT&T Park, but he has been hitting for a better average (.306) and has driven in 25 in 25 games since coming to San Francisco. With the Giants shutting down several of their veteran outfielders due to injury, Byrd has become a mainstay in the everyday lineup.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Giants OF Marlon Byrd has big day on 38th birthday

    Giants outfielder Marlon Byrd knows how to celebrate, as the veteran went 3-for-4 with four RBIs on Sunday, his 38th birthday. Byrd racked up two doubles and a triple as he single-handedly tried to keep the Giants in a game they would lose 7-5. Byrd now has 56 RBIs on the season, 14 of which have been tallied since he was acquired from the Reds on Aug. 20.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Marlon Byrd powers Giants to victory over Cubs on Thursday

    New Giants outfielder Marlon Byrd came through with another big hit, as he led the way to the 9-1 victory over the Cubs on Thursday. Byrd had just one hit on the day, but it was a three-run home run in the third inning to give the Giants a 5-1 lead. This was Byrd's second home run in six games since coming over to the Giants in a trade earlier this month. It was also his 21st home run overall this season, which is four shy of his career-high, which was set last season.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Reds swap OF Marlon Byrd for Giants pitcher Stephen Johnson

    The Reds traded outfielder Marlon Byrd to the Giants in exchange for pitcher Stephen Johnson on Thursday, the team announced. Byrd hit .237 with 19 home runs and 42 RBI in 359 at-bats this season. He will play left field for San Francisco on Friday and will hit eight fifth or sixth in the lineup. Johnson was a sixth-round pick in the 2012 draft. He has a 3.41 ERA in 58 innings of work for Double-A Richmond.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Reds OF Marlon Byrd homers in Friday's loss

    Reds outfielder Marlon Byrd went 2 for 4 at the plate during Friday's 5-4 loss to the Pirates. Byrd hit a solo home run for his 18th home run of the season. It was his only RBI in the game. Byrd is hitting .224 with three home runs and five RBI in his last 12 games.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Reds OF Marlon Byrd has three hits, three RBIs in romp

    Reds outfielder Marlon Byrd hammered his 17th home run of the season to start a 15-run explosion for his team in an easy win over the Pirates on Thursday. Byrd went 3-for-6 in the game, with his biggest hit coming in the first inning, when he connected for a three-run homer off Pirates starter A.J. Burnett. Byrd added a double later in the contest. He now has 37 RBIs on the season.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Reds LF Marlon Byrd sits out the first game of DH on Wednesday

    Reds left fielder Marlon Byrd will be on the bench for Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cubs. Byrd had started 22 of the 24 games since returning from the disabled list in mid-June, and he'll get another rest in the opener of the twinbill. Skip Schumaker will make the start in left and bat sixth for the first game on Wednesday.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Reds' Marlon Byrd homers, goes 4 for 4 in win on Friday

    Reds outfielder Marlon Byrd had a great night at the plate on Friday, as he went 4 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored in the 6-1 win over the Indians. Byrd got scoring started for the Reds, as he socked a solo home run in the bottom of the second. It was his 15th longball of the year, and the third in his last 11 games. Byrd also doubled and singled twice in the game, leaving him a triple shy of the cycle. He is batting .333 over those last 11 ballgames.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Reds' Marlon Byrd hits safely in 13th straight game

    Reds outfielder Marlon Byrd extended his hit streak to 13 games, as he went 1 for 4 in the 1-0 win over the Marlins on Friday. Byrd is three games away from matching his career-high 16-game hitting streak, which he set back in 2011.