Sunday, August 31, 2014

Slow exodus continues as Mayberry dealt to Toronto

The veritable Bataan Death March that has been the 2014 Phillies season continued with a bit of promising news.

Following a series-ending 6-5 loss to the Mets in Flushing, Queens this afternoon, the club shipped off outfielder John Mayberry, Jr. to the Blue Jays in exchange for minor league infielder Gustavo Pierre.

The 30-year-old, six-year pro never was able to take the reins and establish himself as an everyday presence in the Philadelphia outfield for the duration of his stay here. He was hitting just .213 with and OBP of .286 along with six home runs, seven doubles and 21 RBI over 63 appearances this year.

Since arriving in red pinstripes in a deal which saw Greg Golson headed to Texas in November of 2008, Mayberry batted .242 and collected 52 homers, 74 doubles, 160 runs scored and 169 RBI in exactly 500 games.

Pierre batted a combined .260 over 116 combined games with Single-A Dunedin and Double-A New Hampshire.

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