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Marlon Byrd to sign with Philadelphia Phillies, according to multiple reports

Marlon Byrd bats in the second inning of

(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

It looks like Marlon Byrd will be back in the National League East -- and with his original team.

The outfielder, who revived his career with the Mets and Pirates in 2013, is on the verge of signing a two-year deal with the Phillies, pending a physical, according to multiple reports. The deal will pay Byrd $16 million in total, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin. That amount would be...

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals postseason primer

Pittsburgh Pirates' A.J. Burnett throws during practice at

(Credit: AP)

The Cardinals and Pirates begin their portion of the National League Division Series on Thursday at 5 p.m. Here’s everything you need to know going into the game:


The Pirates and Cardinals play in the NL Central, which means we have a decent sample size of play – 19 games. Pittsburgh took the season series, just barely, 10-9. The Cardinals, however, actually outscored the...

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