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John Mayberry | Outfielder

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

John Mayberry Jr. hit a three-run homer Monday in the Phillies' 5-4 victory over the Rockies.

Mayberry was just 6-for-40 this month before taking Jeff Manship deep tonight. He's gotten more playing time that he's deserved as a result of Delmon Young's struggles and Ben Revere's injury this year, but he hasn't done a whole lot with it; he's batting .242 with nine homers in 274 at-bats. Barring a big finish, he could be non-tendered this winter.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 10:25:00 PM

John Mayberry went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and a pair of steals in Monday's loss to the Padres.

Mayberry, who has been getting more time off recently, hadn't registered a hit in more than a week prior to the game. The steals are obviously an outlier, as Mayberry entered the game with three on the season and 10 for his career. The 29-year-old is now batting .262/.316/.445 with five homers through 164 at-bats.
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 02:05:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Wil Nieves
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Chase Utley
2Andres Blanco
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Cody Asche
2Reid Brignac
LF1Domonic Brown
2John Mayberry
CF1Ben Revere
RF1Marlon Byrd
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2A.J. Burnett
3Kyle Kendrick
4David Buchanan
5Jerome Williams
6Cliff Lee
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Mike Adams
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jake Diekman
5Ken Giles
6Mario Hollands
7Justin De Fratus
8Cesar Jimenez