NEW YORK (WFAN) — Marlon Byrd is slated to be the Mets’ everyday right fielder in 2013.
Oh, how far he’s come.
The 35-year-old was an All-Star with the Cubs in 2010, but it had been all downhill for the right-handed hitter since then.
Byrd had a mediocre 2011 season with the Cubs, and he struggled mightily in 2012 before being traded to the Red Sox in the first month of the season. He was designated for assignment in June and then released three days later.
It call came crashing down for the veteran on June 25, 2012, when he was suspended 50 games for testing positive for a banned substance.
Byrd addressed the suspension candidly following the incident, and he did so again on Thursday afternoon.