Mayberry has the ability to play all three outfield positions in addition to first base. The versatility was a selling point, but the main reason behind the deal was Mayberry's numbers against left-handed pitchers.
"We haven't had success against left-handers, so any opportunity we have to get a guy who has had success there and gives us defensive flexibility just seems like a no-brainer for us to take a look," Anthopoulos said.
Mayberry is a career .272 hitter with an .856 OPS against lefties during his six-year career. The numbers are a stark contrast to his performance against righties which includes a .224 average and .659 OPS.
The son of former Blue Jays first baseman John Mayberry will immediately enter a timeshare with Lind depending on who is taking the mound for the opposition. He's eligible for arbitration at the end of the season and likely would have been non-tendered by the Phillies.
"He's experienced, he's had a lot of success in the big leagues against lefties," manager John Gibbons said.
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