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Foot injury knocks Marlon Byrd out of the Phillies’ lineup

Jul 29, 2014, 4:22 PM EDT

Marlon Byrd AP

In what could throw a wrench into the Phillies’ plans to trade Marlon Byrd before Thursday’s deadline, the 36-year-old outfielder is out of tonight’s lineup after fouling a ball off his foot yesterday.

Manager Ryne Sandberg told reporters he expects Byrd to be available tomorrow and noted that he planned to give Byrd a day off at some point this week anyway, but if it proves to be a more serious injury a potential trade could be jeopardized.

Byrd has hit .273 with 20 homers and an .803 OPS in the first season of a two-year, $16 million contract and has said he’d only be willing to waive his limited no-trade clause if his new team agreed to exercise his $8 million option for 2016.

  1. jrbdmb - Jul 29, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    No problem, Amaro was going to keep him for the playoff push anyhow.

    • elmerbrownelmerbrown - Jul 29, 2014 at 4:40 PM

      I hope Cole Hamels fouls a ball off his foot too !

  2. apkyletexas - Jul 29, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Unbuttoning your jersey doesn’t look near as cool when your batting average is down by 45 points.

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