|Dec. 11 10:53 AM PT11:53 AM MT12:53 PM CT1:53 PM ET13:53 ET18:53 GMT2:53 11:53 AM MST1:53 PM EST2:23 PM VEN22:53 UAE12:53 PM CT-The New York Mets have agreed to a $1.45 million, one-year contract with outfielder John Mayberry Jr. The team did not announce the deal, which is guaranteed and subject to a physical. Manager Terry Collins said Thursday at the winter meetings he liked "everything" about Mayberry and was pleased to add a right-handed bat with power to New York's bench.
Analysis: Mayberry, who turns 31 next month, had seven homers and 23 RBIs in 146 at-bats for Philadelphia and Toronto this year. Mayberry has 53 homers in six big leagues seasons. "He kills left-handed pitching. He can play first and play the outfield," Collins said.
|Dec. 3 9:59 PM PT10:59 PM MT11:59 PM CT12:59 AM ET0:59 ET5:59 GMT13:59 10:59 PM MST12:59 AM EST1:29 AM VEN9:59 UAE11:59 PM CT-The Blue Jays declined to offer contracts to outfielders Andy Dirks and John Mayberry Jr., and first baseman Justin Smoak before Tuesday's midnight deadline, making them free agents.
Analysis: Mayberry was acquired from Philadelphia on Aug. 31 and hit .208 with one homer and two RBIs in 15 games with the Blue Jays.
|Aug. 31 6:33 PM PT7:33 PM MT8:33 PM CT9:33 PM ET21:33 ET1:33 GMT9:33 6:33 PM MST8:33 PM EST9:03 PM VEN5:33 UAE (+1)8:33 PM CT-The Philadelphia Phillies have traded Mayberry Jr. to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league infielder Gustavo Pierre.
Analysis: The 30-year-old Mayberry hit .213 with six home runs and 21 RBIs in 63 games for the Phillies this season. He'd been on the disabled list since July 21 because of inflammation in his left wrist, and was expected to be activated Monday.
|July 22 2:13 PM PT3:13 PM MT4:13 PM CT5:13 PM ET17:13 ET21:13 GMT5:13 2:13 PM MST4:13 PM EST4:43 PM VEN1:13 UAE (+1)4:13 PM CT-Mayberry Jr. has been put on the 15-day disabled list because of left wrist inflammation.
Analysis: Mayberry is batting .213 with six homers and 21 RBIs. He has three homers and 11 RBIs as a pinch hitter, both big league highs.