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Indians outfielder Marlon Byrd has been suspended for 162 games by Major League Baseball for failing his test for performance enhancing drugs a second time. Byrd will not appeal the suspension.
At 38 years old, this is likely the nail in the coffin for Byrd's career. His first PED suspension was for 50 games in 2012 after testing positive for the steroid Tamoxifen. He then returned to smash 24 home runs and drive in 88 RBI as a New York Met and Pittsburgh Pirate in 2013. However, Byrd probably won't be returning from this one. Fellow Indians outfielder Abraham Almonte was also suspended for PEDs this season, receiving an 80 game suspension back in February.
LF/RF Marlon Byrd went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run in the first game of Monday's doubleheader vs. White Sox. The 38-year-old was rested for the second game.
Although more comfortable in right field, Marlon Byrd has seen time in left field with Michael Brantley on the DL. When Brantley returns, right field will be a platoon between Lonnie Chisenhall (.650 OPS) and Marlon Byrd (.753 OPS). The veteran is hitting .253 on the season (24-for-95) with four home runs and 18 RBI.
OF Marlon Byrd went 1-for-3 with a double and three RBI in the Indians' 7-6 win over the Twins on Friday.
The two-RBI double over the head of center fielder Danny Santana was the biggest hit of Marlon Byrd's Indians' career. The veteran was back in right field with Lonnie Chisenhall on the bereavement list, having started the last game in left field with Michael Brantley nursing shoulder soreness. Expect Byrd to continue to see starts in the outfield, especially whilst Chisenhall and Brantley are sidelined. The 38-year-old has faced Saturday's starter Ervin Santana more than any other pitcher, although he only has a .179 AVG in 41 plate appearances.
RF Marlon Byrd went 2-for-3 with ground-rule double scoring Yan Gomes, which proved to be the decisive run in the 5-4 win over the Royals on Sunday.
The 38-year-old had failed to record a hit in his previous 13 plate appearances and this was his first RBI since April 25. The right-hander is slashing .250/.319/.406 and is expected to continue to share playing time in right field with Lonnie Chisenhall.
RF Marlon Byrd went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in the narrow 4-3 loss to the Twins on Monday.
The veteran outfielder has had five multi-hit games in his last eight, with a .407/ .515/.667 slashline over that time. The 38-year-old is crushing right-handed pitching to the tune of .375 AVG this season and the Indians are scheduled to face five right-handers in their next five games. Marlon Byrd could be a shrewd, low-cost play in DFS.