Marlon Byrd is a free agent at the end of this season and recently told Sandy Alderson that he would be open to returning to the Mets next season, he told Kristie Ackert of the Daily News.
Byrd hit a combined .291 with a career-high 24 HR and 88 RBI with the Mets and Pirates. Last year, he hit just .210 with a home run, nine RBI, he was released and suspended 50 games for PEDs.
He is among the three finalists for the Players Choice Award for NL Comeback Player of the Year as voted upon by his peers.
“Terry Collins already knows, the team owners already know, the players definitely know,” Byrd said, according to Ackert. “I let them all know I loved it there.”
Byrd was traded in August with John Buck to the Pirates for reliever Vic Black and minor-league 2B Dillson Herrera.
Read More: Daily News (Ackert)