Rotowire: Nov 4 / 4:17p ET
News: Byrd is the most popular trade target on the Phillies' roster in early trade discussions, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports.
Impact: The Phillies are rebuilding and shopping most of their veterans. Byrd, 37, hit 25 home runs this season, which is more than any free agent outfielder outside of Nelson Cruz. He is under contract for $8 million in 2015 with an $8 million vesting option for 2016 if he reaches 463 plate appearances next season.
Rotowire: Sep 25 / 9:38a ET
News: Byrd is out of the lineup Thursday against the Marlins, Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
Impact: Manager Ryne Sandberg has taken measures to reduce the 37-year-old Byrd's workload in September, and this looks like nothing more than a routine day off following seven consecutive starts. Grady Sizemore will man right field in his absence. While Byrd is batting just .227/.271/.288 so far this month, he has hit safely in five straight games.