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Mets play waiting game as trade deadline looms

Through Tuesday, Marlon Byrd was batting .282 with

(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

MIAMI -- Baseball's trade deadline may be less than an hour away, but a person familiar with the team's thinking said that the Mets are holding steady, waiting to see if a potential suitor will make a late push for outfielder Marlon Byrd.

According to the source, a handful of teams have shown interest in trading for Byrd, the 35-year-old outfielder who is hitting .282 with 17 homers and 60...

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