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Phillies send John Mayberry Jr. to the Blue Jays

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This was one player the Phillies had high hopes for a long time, but according to one published report:

John Mayberry Jr.’s tenure with the Phillies is over.

Mayberry, who played parts of six seasons with the club, was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday night in exchange for minor-league third baseman Gustavo Pierre.

In those six seasons, Mayberry hit .242 with a .304 on-base percentage, 52 home runs and 169 RBIs. The outfielder’s best season came in 2011, when he hit .273 with 15 homers and 49 RBIs in 104 games. That production earned Mayberry the most playing time of his big-league career the following season, in which he played 149 games and hit .245 with 14 homers, 46 RBIs and 114 strikeouts in 441 at-bats.

Mayberry began the 2014 season as one of the Phillies’ bench players. He was placed on the disabled list July 22 (wrist inflammation) and was currently rehabbing with Triple A Lehigh Valley, inching closer to his return in September.

In 63 games this season, Mayberry hit .213 in 122 at-bats.

Mayberry was acquired by the Phillies in November of 2008 in a trade that sent Greg Golson to the Texas Rangers.

Pierre, 22, hit .260 in 116 games between High A and Double A this season with 112 strikeouts and 13 walks.

The 6-foot-2, 202-pounder, who swings/throws right-handed, posted eight homers and 43 RBIs this season.


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