Mayberry Traded to Toronto

The Phillies made one more trade before tonight’s midnight waiver Trade Deadline.

They shipped outfielder John Mayberry Jr. to the Blue Jays for Double-A third baseman Gustavo Pierre.

Pierre, 22, had just been promoted from Class A Dunedin to Double-A New Hampshire. He hit .263 with 23 doubles, three triples, seven home runs, 40 RBIs and a .675 OPS in 407 plate appearances with Dunedin. He has been assigned to Double-A Reading.

Mayberry hit .213 with six home runs, 21 RBIs and a .722 OPS in 138 plate appearances this season, and .242 with 52 home runs, 169 RBIs and a .733 OPS in parts of six seasons with the Phillies.

The Phillies acquired Mayberry from the Rangers on Nov. 20, 2008, for outfielder Greg Golson. It was the first player transaction Ruben Amaro Jr. made as general manager.

The Phillies traded right-hander Roberto Hernandez earlier this month to the Dodgers for prospects Victor Arano, who is a right-hander, and Jesmuel Valentin, who is a second baseman.

3 Comments

This comment is about Utley who has become a singles hitter — no power. I have noticed he has been wearing a wrist band for about a month. Does he have a problem with his wrist?

It would be sweet irony if Mayberry was his first and last trade as GM.

I hope you are right. The sooner Ruben’s last move, the better.

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