January 15, 2010
What do you do with a guy who has played in only 136 games due to hamstring problems over two seasons while hitting .218? If you're the Arizona Diamondbacks, you release him.
That's apparently what is about to happen to 33-year-old outfielder Eric Byrnes(notes), who is getting bumped from the 40-man roster by the signing of a one-year contract by first baseman Adam LaRoche(notes). Byrnes has one year left on a three-year, $30 million deal.
This should give Byrnes a little more time to spread his media empire. He's done a bunch of baseball analysis over the years for various networks and has his own regional TV show in Arizona as well as a radio show. Who needs baseball?
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