The Cleveland Indians have signed free-agent outfielder Marlon Byrd.
Indians confirm that they've signed Marlon Byrd to minor league deal.
— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) March 17, 2016
Byrd will help the Tribe’s outfield, which currently is missing Michael Brantley due to injury and Abraham Almonte, who is suspended for 80 games for PEDs.
Byrd hit .247 with 23 Home Runs and 73 RBI in 2015, splitting time with Cincinnati and San Francisco.
Byrd is a right-handed bat, who could be useful in a platoon role even after Brantley is healthy.