The Blue Jays acquired outfielder John Mayberry Jr. from the Phillies on Sunday in exchange for Minor League infielder Gustavo Pierre. Mayberry will join the club on Tuesday for the start of a three-game series against the Rays in St. Petersburg.
Mayberry, 30, has been on the disabled list since July 21 with inflammation in his left wrist, and with rosters expanding on Monday, he will be activated. He hit .213/.304/.418 in 63 games with the Phillies this season and is a lifetime .242/.304/.429 hitter over 500 Major League games, all with Philadelphia.
The right-handed-hitting Mayberry has a .272 average and .856 OPS lifetime against lefties, much better than his .224 mark and .659 career OPS against righties.
Pierre signed with the Blue Jays out of the Dominican Republic in 2009 and has played just eight games above Class A through six seasons. Still just 22, he has a career .660 OPS and has struck out on 26 percent of his at-bats while walking on only 4.3 percent.
Steven Petrella is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less