The claiming team appears to be from the National League, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Byrd could be a fit for the Pirates, who have been searching for a right fielder since the trade deadline.
The Mets expect to make a trade within the next day or two, and have moved outfielder Mat Den Dekker to New York (not promoted) in anticipation of a possible move.
Byrd is making just $700,000 in 2013, and has hit .285/.330/.518 while playing right field and center field for the Mets this season.
After losing Matt Harvey for the season, it seems as though the Mets are waving the white flag on being competitive, and are instead choosing to sell off their assets while they still have value, before the August 31 waiver-trade deadline.
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