Mets to ink John Mayberry Jr.

John Mayberry Jr.

John Mayberry Jr.

#9 1B
Toronto Blue Jays

2014 STATS

  • GM78
  • HR7

  • RBI23

  • R15

  • OBP.310

  • AVG.212

SAN DIEGO -- The Mets have addressed one of their needs, signing John Mayberry Jr. to a one-year deal to serve as a righty bat for the bench. He will earn $1.45 million, with the chance for performance bonuses.

Mayberry, who turns 31 later this month, may start in the outfield against left-handed pitching, allowing Terry Collins to use Michael Cuddyer at first base over Lucas Duda if the manager chooses.

Mayberry was non-tendered by the Toronto Blue Jays on Dec. 2.

He hit a combined .212 with seven homers and 23 RBIs in 146 at-bats this past season with Toronto and the Philadelphia Phillies. That included hitting .243 with five homers in 70 at-bats against southpaws.

The deal, still unannounced, is pending a physical. The terms were agreed to late Wednesday night.