Mayberry had just arrived in New York earlier today and was set to be activated from the DL. He hasn’t played a game since July 20.
He hit .242/.304/.429 in 500 career games for the Phillies. He’s 30 years old now, and had no real future with the Phils, outside of being a bench player.
One thing he was good at was being a pinch-hitter. In 113 plate appearances as a PH, Mayberry hit .295/.345/.505 with six home runs and 20 RBIs.
Still, the fact that the Phillies were able to get anything at all in return for Mayberry is a surprise, although I’m not so sure that Pierre is the type of return that was worth it. The move will likely open up a spot for an extra September call-up.
Mayberry was drafted by the Rangers in 2005 and traded to the Phillies following the 2008 season for Greg Golson in Ruben Amaro Jr.’s first move as GM. Here’s a write up from Baseball America on the trade at the time.
His father, John Mayberry Sr., also played for the Blue Jays from 1978-1982.