Began the season at Triple-A Sacramento but was recalled to Oakland on May 8 and spent the remainder of the season with the A's..of his playing time came as a late inning defensive replacement or as a pinch runner...appeared in 90 games but had just 94 at bats...pinch ran 27 times and had 45 games where he did not bat...appeared in 52 games in left field, 22 in right field and 10 in center field..19 starts (10 in left, six in right and three in center) and was 17 for 66 (.258) in those games..just eight starts after the All-Star Break and just three over the final 40 games...batted .245 for the season but fared better in Oakland where he hit .351 (13 for 37) with two of his three home runs compared to .175 (10 for 57) on the road..2 for 11 (.182) with five strikeouts as a pinch hitter but is 5 for 17 (.294) in his career in the pinch..a two-run triple in his 2002 A's debut on May 8 against Boston, matching his career high for RBI..had his first career three-hit game in a start in left field on May 16 against the Red Sox at Fenway Park..of his triples in 2002 came against Boston and he was 5 for 7 (.714) in four games against the Red Sox...started four of the A's seven games from May 11 to 18 and was 4 for 16 (.250)..his first home run of the season on June 6 against Seattle in a start in right field...second home run came in the final game before the All-Star Break on July 7 against Kansas City in a start in left field...matched his career high with two RBI in that game..just three RBI after the break...including a career high tying two on September 28 at Texas when he also hit his third home run of the season and scored three times...appeared in two Division Series games against Minnesota and batted once...struck out as a pinch hitter to end Game 4...261 with four home runs, 16 RBI and five stolen bases in 31 games at Sacramento..average broke down to .389 (7 for 18) against left handed pitching and .238 (24 for 101) with all four of his home runs against right handers...batted .389 (7 for 18) with runners in scoring position and two outs...appeared in 17 games in left field and 13 in center field...174 (8 for 46) over his first 12 games and .315 (23 for 73) over his final 19...played for Licey in the Dominican Republic and batted .244 (22 for 90) with five home runs and 13 RBI in 23 games.1998-led the A's farm system in batting in his first professional season as he combined to hit .357 (99 for 277) in 71 games at Southern Oregon and Visalia..assigned to Southern Oregon of the Northwest League (A) after signing and hit .314 with seven home runs and 31 RBI in 42 games...promoted to Single-A Visalia on July 31 and batted .426 in 29 games with four home runs and 21 RBI...added 18 walks for a .504 on-base percentage..named California League Player of the Week for the week of August 24-30..went 1 for 7 with two walks in two playoff games with the Oaks.

1999-was named to the California League Post-Season All-Star team after leading the Cal League with a .337 average and ranking third with a .433 on-base percentage...finished second at Modesto in stolen bases (28) and third in walks (58) despite playing in just 96 games..promoted to Double-A Midland on July 20 but hit just .238 in 43 games with the Rockhounds...combined at both stops for a .306 batting average, 88 RBI, 75 walks, 34 steals and a .398 on-base percentage in 139 games..10th in the A's organization in batting and fourth in stolen bases..transferred back to Modesto on September 5 for the playoffs and hit .176 (3 for 17) with four walks in five games.

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Had four separate stints with the A's but saw most of his action at Triple-A Sacramento...237 in 19 games with Oakland and .289 in 100 games with the River Cats...stole 25 bases at Triple-A which tied for second in the Pacific Coast League...recalled for the first time on May 2 and was 0 for 2 in two games before he was optioned on May 9...returned on May 20 and appeared in eight games, making three starts..3 for 15 (.200) during his second stint and hit his first major league home run on June 9 against San Francisco off Shawn Estes..was his last appearance before he was optioned again on June 15...brought back to Oakland on June 30 and started that night in Texas..2 for 3 with two walks, three runs, two RBI and his second major league home run...struck out four times on July 2 against Anaheim and was 3 for 9 in four games in his second stint when he was optioned again on July 4...returned on September 10 after the conclusion of the Sacramento season and was 3 for 12 (.250) with a home run and two RBI in five games..home run led off the game against Anaheim on September 26..on the A's Division Series roster against New York and was 0 for 2 in two pinch hitting appearances..a total of eight starts with the A's (four in left field and two each in center and right field)...spent the balance of his season with Sacramento where he led the River Cats in runs scored (81) and stolen bases (25) and ranked second in home runs (20)...289 which ranked fourth in the A's farm system..leadoff most of the season and batted .257 (69 for 268) in the one spot with 20 walks...appeared in 71 games in left field, 34 in center field and six at designated hitter..an 11-game hitting streak from April 10 to 21 (19 for 47, .404) and was hitting .298 when the A's first called on May 2..hit .303 (10 for 33) with two home runs and six RBI in eight games from May 10 to 19 before starting his second stint with the A's...appeared in 13 games from June 16 to 29 and batted .254...returned to Sacramento for the final time on July 4 and hit .293 with 13 HR and 29 RBI over his final 54 games..his best month in July when he batted .336 with seven home runs, 15 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 24 games...including his first of two four-hit games on July 8 against Tucson..a season high three RBI on two occasions, both in a four-game series at Tucson at the end of August..8 for 20 (.400) in the PCL playoffs..named MVP of the Dominican Winter League after hitting .345 with 11 home runs and 37 RBI while playing for Licey..the league in hits (60), tied for the lead in home runs, ranked second in batting and RBI, tied for second in runs (36), third in slugging (.598) and extra base hits (21) and fifth in on-base percentage (.402).

Made his major league debut with Oakland with two separate stints ...

Collected a hit in 7 consecutive at-bats on June 19 & 20, tying the franchise record last done by Alex Cintron on Sept. Started in his second consecutive Opening Day lineup with the D-backs since being signed as a free agent prior to the 2006 season... Hit 2 solo home runs on May 30 at Philadelphia, his fifth career game with 2 home runs...

Reached base safely in the first 8 games, batting .343 (12-for-35) with 3 doubles, 2 home runs and 7 RBI over that stretch. Was 4-for-5 with a double, a home run and 3 RBI on June 20 against Tampa Bay, the fifth 4-hit game of his career...

He hit .267 on the season and is expected to be the starting left fielder in 2007.

Rockies were the 2nd of 3 teams for Byrnes in '05, as he played just 15 games in a Colorado uniform before he was dealt again..29-year-old outfielder had been with Oakland his entire professional career before he was acquired by Colorado on the day after the All-Star Game...joined the Rox after batting .266 with 7 home runs and 24 RBI in 59 games for the Athletics in the first half...batted .189 (10-for-53) with 2 doubles and 5 RBI in 15 games with the Rockies...started 14 of final 15 games with Colorado..5-for-17 (.294) with a double and 3 RBI in first 4 NL games, but hit just .139 (5-for-36) with a double and 2 RBI in final 11 contests before he was traded to Baltimore...192 with 3 home runs and 11 RBI in 52 games for the O's..the year, batted .226 with 10 home runs and 40 RBI in 126 total games for Oakland, Colorado and Baltimore.

Recorded a .987 fielding percentage, committing a career-high 5 errors over a career-high 1390.0 innings...spent the majority of the season patrolling left field (970.0 innings)...

Ranked fourth in the National League with 12 outfield assists...

Did not appear as a pinch hitter all season for the first time in his career.

After struggling in 2005 while playing for three different teams, Byrnes set several career highs with the D-Backs in 2006, including home runs (26), RBIs (79) and stolen bases (25).

Francis High School in Mountain View, CA...attended UCLA from 1995-98, where he was teammates with Garrett Atkins (Baltimore) and Troy Glaus (Atlanta)...ranks in the top 10 in the Pac-10 record books in several offensive categories, including doubles (T2nd, 75), at-bats (3rd, 984), total bases (4th, 557), hits (5th, 326) and RBI (T9th, 203)...two-time All-Pac-10 South selection (1995, 1997)...during the 2007-08 seasons, was a weekly correspondent for FSN's "Best Damn Sports Show" and taped segments for the FOX Saturday Baseball Pregame Show..was interviewed live from San Francisco's Mc Covey Cove during the 2007 All-Star Game at AT&T Park on FOX and served as a pre-game show analyst during FOX's 2007 World Series broadcasts..his own show ("The Eric Byrnes Show") on Fox Sports Arizona during 2007-08...worked as a studio analyst for ESPN during the 2006 National League Division Series and for FOX during the World Series during the network's World Series coverage..hosted a radio show on XM Radio, "Hustle with Eric Byrnes". Started 5 of the team's next 6 games until suffering a left hamstring strain while attempting to steal third base on June 30 vs.