Phillies avoid arbitration with John Mayberry
Whatever John Mayberry did last year, the Phillies have decided that it was worth a million dollar raise.
#Phillies and John Mayberry avoid arbitration. He gets $1,587,500.— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) January 17, 2014
The 29-year-old outfielder whom Ruben Amaro defended from vitriol earlier in the offseason is most likely going to be throwing on red pinstripes again this spring, after making $517,000 last season. In 134 games, Mayberry mustered a .227 BA, snuck on base to the tune of a .286 OBP, and slugged .391. His 2013 season will probably be most remembered for this Worst Philly Sports Moments of 2013 qualifier.
This hardly comes as a surprise, as Amaro had stated in December that was not considering non-tendering Mayberry, finding appeal in his ability to play multiple positions (OF/1B) and hints of power.
Mayberry will likely continue to play a bench role for the Phillies as a fourth outfielder and backup center fielder.
Ben Revere and Antonio Bastardo are the Phillies' remaining players eligible for arbitration. The team has already reached a deal with Kyle Kendrick.