GM Jack Zduriencik said in yesterday’s pre-spring training luncheon that he was going to sign a right-handed bat. He followed through today, signing right-handed hitting outfielder Eric Byrnes to a 1-year contract.
“We think Eric is a great fit for our team,” Zduriencik said in the press release. “He is a high-energy player with a veteran presence. We look forward to him competing for a spot on our roster when spring training starts.”
Byrnes, who will turn 34 on Feb. 16, is a career .260 hitter with 189 doubles, 30 triples, 109 home runs, 396 RBI and 128 steals in …