February 1, 2010
Two injury plagued seasons had definitely taken their toll on Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Eric Byrnes. Known as a high-energy player who became a fan favorite flying around the outfield running into walls, found himself on the outside looking in at the Diamondbacks roster.
From almost the first day of the 2009 off-season the writing seemed to be on the wall that Byrnes would not return to the Diamondbacks for the 2010 season. That hunch became a fact with the team cutting ties with Byrnes when they signed infielder Adam LaRoche in mid-January.