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John Mayberry | Outfielder

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Tigers released OF John Mayberry.
The veteran outfielder looked lost at the plate in Grapefruit League play, hitting just .122 (5-for-41) with one home run and two RBI. He'll look for another opportunity elsewhere. Apr 2 - 11:48 AM

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Tigers re-assigned OF John Mayberry and C Rafael Lopez to minor league camp.

There had been some speculation after the injury to Cameron Maybin that Mayberry would latch on in a reserve role with the Tigers, but the veteran hit just .122 (5-for-41) with one homer and two RBI during Grapefruit League play. He'll provide outfield depth at Triple-A.
Mar 27 - 5:14 PM

Tigers signed 1B/OF John Maybery to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training.

It's a non-roster invite, meaning that Mayberry can elect for free agency if he's not on the 40-man early in the season. He was released by the White Sox in late August, this after being designated for assignment by the Mets in late July. While the Tigers are stacked in the outfield, the 32-year-old Mayberry's a career .260/.315/.517 hitter against left-handed pitchers and could serve as a nice bench option should he impress in the spring.
Jan 13 - 5:01 PM

White Sox released 1B/OF John Mayberry.

Mayberry was just signed on August 7 after being designated for assignment by the Mets. He still hits lefties at a decent clip and could be of use to a team looking for a bench bat in September.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 07:17:00 PM

White Sox signed 1B/OF John Mayberry to a minor league contract.

Mayberry was cut loose by the Mets last month after batting just .165/.229/.321 with three homers and nine RBI in 58 games. He'll give the Sox some depth at Triple-A Charlotte for now but should be an option for the big club against lefties soon enough.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 01:19:00 PM

Mets designated OF John Mayberry Jr. for assignment.

The Mets had to clear a couple of spots on the 40-man roster after Friday's trade and Mayberry appears to be one of the odd-men out. He has been absolutely brutal at the plate this season, slashing .165/.229/.321 with three homers and nine RBI in 58 games.
Fri, Jul 24, 2015 11:36:00 PM

John Mayberry, Jr. went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer and a walk Friday against the Braves.

Mayberry got off to a very slow start, but he has now homered in each of his last two starts. The 31-year-old is capable of doing some damage when a left-hander is on the mound, but there haven't been many opportunities for him this season.
Fri, Jun 12, 2015 10:29:00 PM

John Mayberry (heel) singled as a pinch-hitter Wednesday in the Mets' loss to the Giants.

Mayberry had been inactive since Saturday because of a heel injury. It was obviously a minor ailment.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 08:39:00 AM

John Mayberry is battling a heel injury.

Mayberry would need a pinch-runner should he reach base as a pinch-hitter. Consider him day-to-day.
Sun, Jun 7, 2015 01:45:00 PM

John Mayberry Jr. went 4-for-5 with a homer, two RBI and two runs in Thursday's 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks.

If you saw this coming, you might want to secure yourself a lottery ticket. Mayberry Jr. was hitting just .137/.228/.255 entering into the game. His two-run, ninth-inning homer helped give the Mets some breathing room in what had been a close game. With the four hits, Mayberry inched his average up to .196. Mendoza line, so close.
Fri, Jun 5, 2015 01:35:00 AM

John Mayberry pinch-hit, delivering a walk-off infield single in the 14th inning against the Cardinals on Monday.

Manager Terry Collins opted not to use Mayberry in the ninth against lefty Kevin Siegrist, instead saving him until the 14th to face the right-handed Trevor Rosenthal. It ended up working out. Mayberry's time in New York hasn't been good as he's batting .139/.205/.278 with one home run and four RBI. He typically crushes left-handed pitching but hasn't even done that this year.
Mon, May 18, 2015 11:33:00 PM

John Mayberry Jr. went 0-for-3 with strikeout in Friday's loss to the Phillies.

Mayberry was in the lineup and hitting third against opposing southpaw Cole Hamels, but couldn't deliver. He has really struggled to begin the season, hitting just .120/.214/.320 with one homer and one RBI in 25 at-bats. If he can't produce even against left-handers, the Mets may not have a use for him as a bench bat.
Fri, May 8, 2015 09:39:00 PM

John Mayberry Jr. went 2-for-3 and hit his third homer Wednesday against the Yankees.

Mayberry's homer came off Masahiro Tanaka. He's batting .457 with five extra-base hits and a 5/6 K/BB ratio in 35 at-bats, not that it really matters. With Terry Collins' pronouncement that Lucas Duda would be a full-time player at first base, Mayberry won't even have a platoon role on the Mets. The numbers say he should start every time the Mets face a lefty, preferably over Duda but also over Curtis Granderson if necessary. Collins, though, will simply pick his spots.
Wed, Mar 25, 2015 05:20:00 PM

John Mayberry Jr. went 2-for-4 on Monday and is 12-for-25 this spring.

Mayberry has two homers and a 2/4 K/BB ratio in nine games. He should be the Mets' first baseman against left-handers this season, though the team hasn't yet committed to platooning Lucas Duda. Either way, he will be on the roster.
Mon, Mar 16, 2015 04:30:00 PM

Mets signed OF John Mayberry Jr. to a one-year, $1.45 million contract.

The deal also carries some performance-based incentives. Mayberry does well against left-handed pitching and should see semi-regular action in New York between the corner outfield spots and first base. Over the course of his career, he's hit .272/.323/.533 versus southpaws.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 01:35:00 PM

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1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Mike Aviles
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Justin Upton
2Tyler Collins
CF1Cameron Maybin
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
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2Jordan Zimmermann
3Michael Fulmer
4Mike Pelfrey
5Daniel Norris
6Matt Boyd
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2Mark Lowe
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4Alex Wilson
5Shane Greene
6Drew VerHagen
7Anibal Sanchez
8Dustin Molleken
9Kyle Ryan
10Bruce Rondon