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Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The Philadelphia and outfielder came to terms Wednesday on a one-year contract. The 26-year-old Byrd agreed to a split deal worth $355,000 at the major league level or $240,000 if he spends the season in the minor leagues.

Byrd had a productive campaign for the in 2003 when he batted .303 with seven homers, 45 RBI and 86 runs scored in 135 games. His batting average and .366 on-base percentage were both third-best among NL rookies.

Byrd underwent successful off-season surgery on his shoulder and said he is ready for spring training.

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just four unsigned players remaining -- shortstop Anderson Machado, outfielder , righthander and second baseman . The players have until March 2 to agree to terms, at which time their contracts will be renewed.

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