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John Mayberry | Outfielder

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Mar 25 - 5:20 PM

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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.
Mar 16 - 4:30 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

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Mets have signed John Mayberry to a major league contract.

It's a one-year deal worth $1.45 million. Mayberry hits well against left-handed pitching and fit the Mets' need for a right-handed player who can cover the corner outfield spots and handle some first base.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 11:21:00 AM

Marc Carig of New York Newsday reports that John Mayberry is on the Mets' radar.

Mayberry fits the Mets' needs quite well, as he hits from the right side of the plate and can play both the outfield and first base. The 30-year-old struggled this past season, but he has a reputation for mashing left-handed pitching. Carig hears that the Mets also have interest in Kyle Blanks, who was non-tendered by the A's.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 05:58:00 PM

Blue Jays non-tendered OF/1B John Mayberry.

Mayberry was traded from the Phillies to the Blue Jays in early September. He hit .212/.310/.425 in 78 total games between the two teams. Mayberry's strength is against lefties. Over the course of his career, he's hit .272/.323/.533 when facing off with southpaws.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 09:07:00 AM

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.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 03:57:00 AM

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.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 09:45:00 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.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 10:59:00 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.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 04:47:00 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.
Thu, Jun 12, 2014 04:38:00 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.
Thu, Jun 5, 2014 06:50:00 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
Sun, Jun 1, 2014 09:54:00 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.
Mon, Mar 24, 2014 04:16:00 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.
Fri, Mar 21, 2014 01:31:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Anthony Recker
4Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
3Cesar Puello
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Dillon Gee
6Rafael Montero
7Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Alex Torres
6Jerry Blevins
7Buddy Carlyle
8Sean Gilmartin
9Hansel Robles
10Erik Goeddel
11Bobby Parnell
12Josh Edgin