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Phillies said to be asking for big prospects back for Marlon Byrd

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The asking price for Marlon Byrd is said to be extremely high, with interested teams saying the Phillies would have to lower it to move him.

Byrd should be among the Phils' most movable pieces, but there's no certainty he goes at this point.

Word is, the Phillies handed Seattle a list of three good prospects, and suggested the Mariners pick two to send for Byrd. That seemed to scuttle things, though Seattle's other hurdle was that Byrd has a no-trade there (and three other places) and was asking that his 2016 option be picked up for him to approve a trade.

But, according to a person with knowledge of the talks, the Phillies believe what they've been offered for Byrd, considering his production, is "embarrassing." In some cases, that person said, the bids are pitchers with 5-plus and 6-plus ERAs.

Byrd is having a nice year, but his $8 million salary for next year gives some teams pause, much less the option for '16.

The Yankees have checked in, as have the Royals and some others.

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