About Marlon Byrd

Marlon begins his first year with the Cubs after spending the past three seasons with the Texas Rangers … he is a .279 career hitter in all or part of eight major league seasons with the Phillies (2002-05), Nationals (2005-06) and Rangers (2007-09). … Has appeared at all three outfield positions, spending a majority of the time in center field (528 games, 472 starts) … has played 142 games in left field (119 starts) and 109 games in right (86 starts). … Is a career .309 hitter (124-for-401) with 78 RBI as a clean-up hitter. … Was voted winner of the 2007 Harold McKinney Good Guy Award by the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the BBWAA. … Was twice selected as the Phillies Minor League Player of the Year: 2000 and 2001. … Attended Georgia Tech and Georgia Perimeter College… While at Georgia Tech, suffered an injury to his right leg in which he sustained muscular damage and an infection which cut off the circulation to the nerves … underwent three operations to correct the problem. … Graduated from Sprayberry (Ga.) High School in 1995. more

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