Reds Acquire OF Marlon Byrd

Dec 31, 2014 8:12 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Phillies traded outfielder Marlon Byrd to the Cincinnati Reds and included cash to pay part of his salary on Wednesday, getting a minor league pitcher in return.

The Reds have been trying to get a left fielder in the offseason but failed to sign a free agent. The 37-year-old Byrd batted .264 last season with 25 homers and 85 RBIs. He gets $8 million next season on the final year of a two-year deal that includes an $8 million team option for 2016.

The Phillies got right-hander Ben Lively, who was the Reds' minor league player of the year for 2014. Lively, 22, went a combined 13-7 with a 3.04 ERA in Class A and Double-A last season.

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