Phillies sign Mayberry

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John Mayberry Jr. (Laurence Kesterson/AP)

The Phillies have avoided arbitration with John Mayberry Jr. by signing the outfielder-first baseman to a one year $1.587 million contract plus award bonuses.

MLB teams have until 1 p.m. today to agree to terms on a deal before exchanging arbitration figures. Arbitration hearings are next month.

Teams can still negotiate into February in order to avoid an arbitration hearing.

Mayberry, who earned $517,000 last year, hit .227 with 11 home runs and 39 RBIs in 353 at-bats. His on base plus slugging percentage was .677.

After signing Kyle Kendrick on Thursday to a $7.65 million deal plus award bonuses, the Phillies have just two more arbitration-eligible players, centerfielder Ben Revere and lefthander Antonio Bastardo.

 Manuel signing official

The Phillies also made it official by naming former manager Charlie Manuel senior advisor to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.

Manuel will work with minor league hitters, scout at the major and minor league levels and serve as a consultant for the baseball operations staff.

The Phillies also announced that righthander David Buchanan has been added to the major league spring training camp as a non-roster invitee.

-Marc Narducci

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