Mayberry signed a minor league deal with the Tigers on Wednesday, which includes an invite to spring training, Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports. The 32-year-old outfielder has a .260/.315/.517 career slash line against lefties, but he was ineffective against both hands last season, hitting .164 with three home runs in 119 plate appearances with the Mets. Cameron Maybin, Anthony Gose and J.D. Martinez figure to be the starters in the outfield for the Tigers, but Gose (career .202 hitter against lefties) could use a platoon partner, which would be where Mayberry fits in if he is able to make the team out of spring training. Otherwise he will just be an organizational soldier at Triple-A to start the year.
The White Sox signed outfielder John Mayberry Jr. on Friday and assigned him to Triple-A Charlotte, according to ESPN.com. Mayberry Jr. was designated for assignment by the Mets on July 24.
Mets outfielder John Mayberry, who batted cleanup Thursday, was designated for assignment Friday, per ESPN. Mayberry struck out as a pinch-hitter Friday to weaken his slash line to a horrible .164/.227/.318. He is hitless in his last 17 at-bats.
Mets left fielder John Mayberry is in his team's starting lineup for the first time since Monday. Mayberry is replacing Kirk Nieuwenhuis in left field, while also batting out of the cleanup spot. Mayberry has struggled mightily as of late, going 0 for 13 in his last seven games.
Mets left fielder Michael Cuddyer isn't in the starting lineup for Monday's game. Cuddyer was forced to leave the game on Sunday due to knee pain. He's been battling a lingering knee problem for much of the season. Cuddyer will be replaced in the lineup by John Mayberry, who gets his 12th start of the year in left. Manager Terry Collins said he hopes Cuddyer can avoid a stint on the disabled list by taking medication, reports ESPN.com. "He got some different medication [Monday], and we're going to see how that plays out during the game," Collins said. "The one thing I told him is I didn't want to start him and then have to take him out in the third or fourth [inning]. We'll just see how he reacts as the day goes by, as he does some work and gets some swings off it. He's still pretty tender."