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Marlon Byrd drawing strong trade interest

The outfielder changed his no-trade clause, meaning the Mariners or Royals could be a fit.

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Phillies' most coveted player on the trade market is outfielder Marlon Byrd, according to Ken Rosenthal of Rosenthal notes that Byrd is the Phillies "most popular target" out of all of their trade candidates at the moment.

Byrd, 37, was the subject of constant trade rumors leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline in July, but ultimately stayed in Philadelphia partly because the two teams most interested in him (the Mariners and Royals) were two of four teams that he could block a trade to as part of a limited no-trade clause. Sources indicate that Byrd has changed his no-trade clause since the deadline, but it is unclear to which teams he is able to block deals.

In 154 games in 2014, Byrd hit .264/.312/.445 with 25 home runs and 85 RBI while manning right field for Philadelphia. He will likely be attractive to teams looking for right-handed power hitters, which have become scarce in today's league.