Mayberry was released by the Tigers on Friday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Mayberry had a terrible spring, hitting just .119/.213/.238 with one home run and two RBI, leading to his release from Detroit. The 32-year-old hasn't hit above .230 since 2012, and lacks any significant power or speed, so he is unlikely to provide much fantasy value in 2016.
The Tigers optioned Mayberry to minor league camp Sunday.
Mayberry has toggled between the majors and minors with a handful of organizations over the past two seasons, relegating the outfielder to a minor league contract and invite to spring training with the Tigers this year. He didn't do himself any favors with a .122/.217/.244 line and five walks versus 13 strikeouts in 41 Grapefruit League at-bats this spring. Thus, he'll likely open the season at Triple-A Toledo as organizational depth for the Tigers' outfield.
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.
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.
For just the ninth time all season, Curtis Granderson won't start at right field for the Mets on Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
John Mayberry will replace Granderson in the field, and will bat out of the sixth spot in the lineup.
Granderson is hitting just .067 over his last four games, while Mayberry is at a .250 clip during that same stretch.
John Mayberry Jr. came through with a big two-run home run for the Mets on Friday, as they defeated the Braves 5-3. Mayberry's fourth-inning blast, his third of the season, proved to be the difference in the score.
"It's nice to be clicking offensively, for sure," Mayberry said, per ESPN.com. "Offense is part of the game that I guess is definitely contagious, and when you get a couple guys that are going well, then I think the rest of team can [follow]."
Mayberry also singled and scored later in the game, as he was getting a rare start in left field with a lefty on the mound.
Mets outfielder John Mayberry is dealing with a heel injury, ESPN New York reports.
Mayberry is not in the lineup on Sunday with the Mets facing a righty starter, but he could be used as a pinch-hitter later in the game. However, if he gets on base he would be removed for a pinch-runner due to the heel issue.
Mayberry has hit .190/.266/.379 with two home runs and seven RBI in 58 at-bats.
Mets right fielder John Mayberry had a big night at the plate on Thursday, going 4 for 5 with two doubles and a two-run home run in his team's 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks.
Mayberry was hitting just .137 coming into Thursday's game, and his four hits on Thursday match his hit total for the entire month of May. Mayberry's homer came in the top of the ninth inning, providing his team with a pair of insurance runs.
"We know he can do damage and tonight was a good night for him," manager Terry Collins said after the game.
Even with the big night, the outfielder is hitting just .196/.274/.393 with two home runs and seven RBI in 56 at-bats.
Mets outfielder John Mayberry and catcher Anthony Recker will start in Sunday's game against the Marlins.
Mayberry is starting in place of Michael Cuddyer and Recker is in the lineup for Kevin Plawecki. Recker is hitting .161 this season and Mayberry is batting .152. Both Cuddyer and Plawecki appear to be getting days off.
Mayberry is hitting sith and Recker is batting eighth.
Mets first baseman Lucas Duda is out of the team's starting lineup for Sunday's game.
Duda was held out with a tight hamstring, per ESPN.
Michael Cuddyer replaces Duda at first, moving from left field. John Mayberry replaces Cuddyer in left, batting fifth.
Mets outfielder John Mayberry came up with a clutch pinch-hit in New York's 2-1 win over the Cardinals on Monday.
Mayberry was called on in the 14th inning with the bases loaded and one out. Facing fireballer Trevor Rosenthal, Mayberry smacked one to the shortstop, who dove to get the ball and fire the ball home, but was too late as the winning run scored.
Mayberry is now hitting .139 with four RBI in 36 at-bats this season.
Mets center fielder Juan Lagares is out of the starting lineup for the third straight game on Thursday. Lagares has been dealing with pain on his side after making a diving catch last week in New York.
Curtis Granderson will move over to center field for manager Terry Collins on Thursday. It's the first time he's played there this season. John Mayberry will get the start in right field where Granderson normally plays.
Collins has said Lagares is expected to be back in the starting lineup on Friday against the Brewers.
"Last night obviously was cold and he was still a little stiff, but he felt better," Collins said, per ESPN.com. "You're just saying, 'Geez, nine hours from now we've got to be back here. How much better can it be in nine hours? ... If you give him 30 hours, there might be a significant improvement. Will it be 100 percent [Friday]? Probably not. But it will be a hecukva lot more improved that I don't know if he'll aggravate it as much as he would if he dove for a ball today and jarred himself again."
Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson is out of the starting lineup on Monday with John Mayberry taking over in right field, the team announced.
Granderson has missed just three of the team's first 31 games for rest and started six in a row. Mayberry is hitting .120 in 25 at-bats this season. Michael Cuddyer is also back in the starting lineup after originally being reported as out for Monday.
Dilson Herrera and Kevin Plawecki all return to the lineup after getting the day off on Sunday.
The Mets are currently the underdogs (+150) against the Cubs.
The Mets gave several regulars a rest on Saturday.
Right fielder Curtis Granderson, catcher Kevin Plawecki and shortstop Wilmer Flores are all out of the starting lineup.
John Mayberry makes his third start of the year in right, batting leadoff. Ruben Tejada makes his fourth start at short, batting seventh. Luke Recker will catch and bat eighth.
With the Mets playing at Yankee Stadium and using a DH on Saturday, Michael Cuddyer gets his second straight start at DH.
That opens a spot in left field, giving John Mayberry his second start of the year. Mayberry hits second in the Mets' lineup.
The Mets are +108 underdogs at the Yankees.
Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson and second baseman Daniel Murphy are out of the starting lineup Wednesday against the Braves, the team announced.
Granderson will be replaced by John Mayberry for a scheduled off day while Ruben Tejada will take Murphy's place and bat ninth. Tejada is hitting .281 with 23 RBI in his career against left-handed pitchers, as opposed to his .244 average against righties.
Mayberry is hitting .455 with three double and an RBI in 11 career at-bats against Braves pitcher Eric Stults. It will also be Mayberry's first ever start in the leadoff spot. The Mets are currently the favorites (-132) against Atlanta.
Mets center fielder Juan Lagares has been moved to the leadoff spot for Sunday's game against the Braves.
Lagares will get the leadoff role with Curtis Granderson being replaced by John Mayberry in Sunday's lineup. The Mets are also giving second baseman Daniel Murphy and catcher Travis d'Arnaud a break from starting Sunday, with Ruben Tejada and Anthony Recker set to start against the Braves.
Manager Terry Collins indicated that while Murphy is fatigued, "his legs are fine," ESPNNewYork.com reports. Tejada was initially set to start ahead of Wilmer Flores Sunday but instead will spell Murphy at second base.
The Mets are underdogs (+104) against the Braves Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.
David Wright and John Mayberry hit back-to-back home runs for the Mets in a 5-3 loss to Atlanta.
Wright hit a two-run shot in the fourth, and Mayberry followed with a solo shot. It was each player's first home run of the year.
Wright went three for four and is hitting .353 on the year. Mayberry went one for four and is hitting .250.
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