Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:25:57 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown is out of the lineup Tuesday, June 24, and could be looking at an extended absence from it. "Maybe a little mental break and start over," manager Ryne Sandberg said of Brown's status. Brown took extra batting practice Tuesday and will be asked to regain a "compact, short, more of a line-drive approach." Of 55 outfielders with 250-plus plate appearances, Brown is near the bottom in batting average (.218), on-base percentage (.272) and slugging percentage (.324). OF John Mayberry Jr. will fill in Tuesday, playing left field and hitting seventh.
Fantasy Tip: If Brown has been dropped in your league and you can afford a consequences-free stash, he may be worth a look. The extra attention analyzing him could pay off. Of course, this could very well become a rotation in the outfield with Brown, Mayberry and newly signed Grady Sizemore, who's on a minor-league deal.
Mon, 02 Jun 2014 00:43:03 -0700
If the Philadelphia Phillies trade OF John Mayberry, the Boston Red Sox may be bidders for his services. The Phillies have been scouting the Red Sox for three straight series and are looking at Boston as a possible trade partner.
Mon, 19 May 2014 00:54:08 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Ben Revere's role in the starting lineup may be in jeopardy. SS Jimmy Rollins hit leadoff instead of Revere on Sunday, May 18, and OF John Mayberry has had better luck with the bat. In addition, Revere has a .581 on-base plus slugging mark, which is 169th out of 177 starters in Major League Baseball.
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 11:57:27 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown and 1B Ryan Howard are both being considered as options at DH during the team's series against the Texas Rangers beginning Monday, March 31. If Brown serves as DH, Tony Gwynn Jr. is expected to play in the outfield and if Howard serves as DH, John Mayberry is expected to start at first base.
Sat, 22 Mar 2014 11:18:23 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies are reportedly making OF John Mayberry available as trade bait.
Fantasy Tip: In the last few days, we have discovered that OF Darin Ruf (oblique) and INF/OF Freddy Galvis (knee) will begin the season on the disabled list, so the Phils will probably decide to keep Mayberry for the time being. He should only be considered as a late-round draft pick for NL-only leagues.
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:31:07 -0700
The Houston Astros are calling around for first basemen, which include Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Carp, Philadelphia Phillies OF John Mayberry and Washington Nationals 1B Tyler Moore. However, all of them are unlikely to be fits.
Sun, 16 Feb 2014 00:58:34 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies OF John Mayberry Jr. and 2B Kevin Frandsen, who were both eligible for arbitration this winter, both now have contracts that are guaranteed. Mayberry is under contract for $1.59 million, while Frandsen will make $900,000.
Sat, 08 Feb 2014 19:44:39 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies OF John Mayberry Jr. is not a lock for the roster, and the team can release him with 16 days left in spring training and pay him just one-sixth ($265,000) of his $1.59 million salary. Mayberry's biggest competition for a roster spot appears to be 1B/OF Darin Ruf.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 08:36:24 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies avoided arbitration with OF John Mayberry Jr. Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a one-year, $1,587,500 deal.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:30:58 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies have tendered contracts to RP Antonio Bastardo, SP Kyle Kendrick, OF John Mayberry Jr. and OF Ben Revere.