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Blue Jays acquire John Mayberry, Jr. from the Phillies

Aug 31, 2014, 11:35 PM EDT

John Mayberry Jr. John Mayberry Jr.

The Blue Jays have traded for Phillies outfielder John Mayberry, Jr. The Phillies will receive minor league third baseman Gustavo Pierre, CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury reports. The trade comes shortly before the waiver deadline.

Mayberry, 30, is still on the disabled list with inflammation in his left wrist. He played in one game on July 13 and another on the 20th before hitting the shelf. He’s slashing .213/.304/.418 with six home runs and 21 RBI on the season.

The Phillies acquired Mayberry from the Rangers after the 2008 season in exchange for outfielder Greg Golson. He spent the last six seasons with the Phillies, experiencing a large majority of his offensive success against left-handed pitching.

  1. chew1985 - Sep 1, 2014 at 12:35 AM

    Forgot to get anything measurable in return Rube. Of course nobody is surprised. Well, let’s think of it as a mini-salary dump. You gotta start somewhere. Good news for Grady Sizemore; except they probably won’t sign him for next year anyway. Maybe Cesar Hernandez is Mayberry’s roster replacement next year. He’s a minimum wager. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

    • toodrunktotastethischicken - Sep 1, 2014 at 3:40 AM

      Honestly what would you expect to get in return from a 4th OF who was hitting .213 and most likely wouldn’t of even made the team next season?

    • twpguy1964 - Sep 1, 2014 at 8:19 AM

      What did you expect to get in return for a mediocre player, a top prospect? You trade a turd you get one in return. hell i’m surprised Amao didn’t take back a old player with 5 years left on his deal and give him a NTC

    • ptfu - Sep 1, 2014 at 11:11 AM

      You snuck into Craig’s fortified compound and reactivated yourself…so you could post this. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

  2. mungman69 - Sep 1, 2014 at 4:57 AM

    A 4th outfielder on his best day. Yes, won’t get much for him.

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    • recoveringcubsfan - Sep 1, 2014 at 9:14 AM

      If I’m translating your comment from Britishy talk correctly, them it’s both irrelevant and vulgar. Who is “Assnal” and “Assne Wanker”?

      Horse’s arse.

  4. proudlycanadian - Sep 1, 2014 at 6:30 AM

    Not sure why the Jays made this trade except as a favour to Pat Gillick. There is a bit of nostalgia here as John Mayberry Senior once played for the Jays.

    • greymares - Sep 1, 2014 at 6:51 AM

      He’s a decent P.H. Against lefty pitchers with fair power. Can play defense at 4 positions

  5. gargamelsmentor - Sep 1, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    Thatsnuckinfuts……I stand corrected, the Jays DID make a deal!

  6. recoveringcubsfan - Sep 1, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Mayberry, once a bit of a prospect himself, sees his prime sitting on the bench for the Phils, then gets dumped in a whimper of a trade at season’s end. A pretty terrible sign for a disappointing career. Of course, this is not a major deal, but Mayberry had potential, which was squandered while Amaro played musical chairs with Brown, Young, Ruf, Byrd, and how many others, rather than settling on an OF. The opportunity cost to the organization – of carrying more players at a handful of positions than necessary, taking up roster space that could have been used to get players they do need – and to the players was/is enormous. This deal came 5 years too late, in my opinion. Do the Phillies just not care about players at all?

    • schmedley69 - Sep 1, 2014 at 9:26 AM

      Mayberry had plenty of chances to take the bull by the horns and win a starting job, but he failed every miserably every time. There is a lot you can blame Amaro for, but Mayberry failing to develop into a star is not one of them. Mayberry deserves the blame the for that. He has some talent, but I never saw any fire in that guy. He seemed content being a bench player. Maybe that’s what he is?

      • genericcommenter - Sep 1, 2014 at 4:37 PM

        5 years younger than I am, and he’s made about $3 million more in his lifetime. Not bad. I would love to be a reserve baseball player. Or Kyle Orton.

  7. jimmywho14 - Sep 1, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    Does he need a ride to the airport?

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