Found July 13, 2014 on Phillies Nation:
According to Seattle Mariners’ beat writer Ryan Davish, Marlon Byrd has indicated he is willing to waive his no trade clause to go to Seattle in a potential deal that has reached the serious discussion stage. According to CSN Philly’s Leslie Gudel, Byrd has not yet committed to doing such.: When asked if he’d waive no-trade clause to Mariners Byrd said “the trade would have to happen first then I would discuss what’s best (cont) — Leslie Gudel (@lesliegudel) July 13, 2014   …for me and my family and the Phillies organization.” – Marlon Byrd on whether he’d waive no-trade clause to Seattle. — Leslie Gudel (@lesliegudel) July 13, 2014 Byrd is hitting .263/.315/.479, leading the Phillies in homers with 18 and slugging percentage. Byrd, 36, is signed through 2015 at $8 million per year, has a limited no trade clause that would require his consent to be dealt to Kansas City, Seattle, Tampa Bay, and Toronto, and has an attainable trigger for 2016 for an $8 million salary.

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