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John Mayberry | Outfielder

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Blue Jays activated OF/1B John Mayberry from the 15-day disabled list.
Acquired from the Phillies on Sunday, Mayberry is over his wrist injury and will serve as a platoon partner with Adam Lind between first base and DH. He has a career .272/.323/.533 batting line versus southpaws. Sep 5 - 3:57 AM

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Blue Jays acquired OF John Mayberry from the Phillies for INF Gustavo Pierre.

Mayberry, who has been on a minor league rehab assignment as he recovers from wrist inflammation, has made a career of slugging against left-handers and should find a platoon role with the Blue Jays once healthy.
Aug 31 - 9:45 PM

John Mayberry (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.

Mayberry has been sidelined since July 21 due to inflammation in his left wrist. He shouldn't need too many rehab at-bats before being activated.
Aug 18 - 10:59 PM

Phillies placed OF John Mayberry Jr. on the 15-day disabled list with left wrist inflammation.

Darin Ruf has been called up in a corresponding 25-man roster move. There's no timetable for Mayberry's return, though it doesn't sound like an overly serious injury.
Jul 22 - 4:47 PM

John Mayberry Jr. had a three-run homer and a pair of doubles against the Phillies on Thursday.

Mayberry ended up being thrown out at home on each of his first two times on base, the second time because his foot got stuck in the muddy ground in front of the plate. There were no worries about him being thrown out on the homer that put the game away in the seventh. It was his third homer in June and fifth of the year. As well as he's playing of late, perhaps the Phillies will start giving him some of Domonic Brown's at-bats against righties.
Jun 12 - 4:38 PM

John Mayberry smacked a solo homer in Thursday's loss to the Nationals.

Mayberry put one into the bullpen over the left field fence in the seventh inning to cut the Nats' lead to 4-2, but the Phillies wouldn't get any closer. The 30-year-old is sporting a .255/.359/.545 batting line with four homers this season. He's been mentioned as a possible trade option for teams in need of some sock off the bench.
Jun 5 - 6:50 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox could be interested in John Mayberry.

It was reported late in spring training that the Phillies were making Mayberry available, and they're still willing to move him. Cafardo notes that the Phillies have been scouting the Sox during their last three series. Mayberry is hitting .244/.370/.467 with a couple homers this season and boasts a career .533 slugging percentage against lefties.
Source: Boston Globe
Jun 1 - 9:54 AM

John Mayberry Jr. went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored as the Phillies beat the Blue Jays 6-3 on Monday.

The game was called in the eighth due to rain. Mayberry has hit .293/.356/.512 with two homers in 41 at-bats this spring. The Phillies are very open to trading him, but they do figure to keep him as a reserve if nothing can be worked out.
Mar 24 - 4:16 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Phillies have made John Mayberry available via trade.

Many thought they would non-tender him over the winter, but they wound up bringing him back for $1.5875 million. Even with Darin Ruf (oblique) likely to begin the season on the disabled list, it appears there might not be room on the Phillies' roster for the out-of-options Mayberry. The 30-year-old has batted .246/.306/.423 with 40 homers over the last three seasons for Philly.
Mar 21 - 1:31 PM

Darin Ruf and John Mayberry Jr. each homered Thursday against the Blue Jays.

Mayberry also singled and stole a base. There is room for both Ruf and Mayberry on the Phillies' bench, but ideally, one of the spots would go to a superior defensive outfielder. Ruf makes more sense for the club if the Phillies are willing to sit Ryan Howard against lefties at least semi-frequently. That probably won't be the case in April, though, which may give Mayberry a leg up.
Feb 27 - 4:37 PM

Phillies avoided arbitration with OF John Mayberry by agreeing to a one-year, $1.5875 million contract.

Mayberry had been eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason. He's coming off a disappointing .227/.286/.391 season and will open 2014 as a backup, but the Phillies gave no thought to non-tendering him.
Jan 17 - 8:34 AM

Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Phillies are seeking an upgrade over outfielder John Mayberry, Jr.

Despite tendering Mayberry a contract, the Phillies are still searching for a fourth outfielder to usurp the role currently held by Mayberry. Specifically, manager Ryne Sandberg wants "a right-handed bat" and "defense with depth at center field". While Mayberry technically qualifies under both criteria, his OPS has declined in two straight seasons and his defense is subpar, particularly in center.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 12:52:00 PM

The Phillies have tendered a contract to outfielder John Mayberry.

Some speculated that Mayberry could be non-tendered following the signing of Marlon Byrd, but GM Ruben Amaro kept his word and will retain the outfielder. Mayberry is coming off a disappointing .227/.286/.391 batting line in 134 games this past season, but he's proved useful in the past, particularly against left-handed pitching. The Phillies will also tender contracts to Kyle Kendrick, Ben Revere and Antonio Bastardo.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 06:36:00 PM

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday that he plans to tender a contract to John Mayberry.

Mayberry posted a disappointing .227/.286/.391 batting line in 134 games this past season, but the Phillies still like his power potential and he shouldn't be that expensive. The 29-year-old outfielder is arbitration-eligible for the first time in his career.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 05:05:00 PM

John Mayberry swatted his 11th homer of the season on Saturday, helping to propel the Phillies to a 5-4 victory over the Nationals.

Mayberry finished the night 2-for-4. He got the Phillies on the board with a no-doubter to left-center off Gio Gonzalez in the fifth inning, evening the score at 1-1. He's failed to live up to expectations for the most part this season, slashing just .230/.292/.401 with 11 homers and 39 RBI in 339 at-bats.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 10:47:00 PM

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LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Anthony Gose
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RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
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