Mets sign John Mayberry Jr.


John Mayberry Jr. has agreed to a one-year, $1.45 million contract with the Mets, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

Mayberry was traded from the Phillies to the Blue Jays in September and then non-tendered by Toronto last week.

Mayberry is a 31-year-old career .241 hitter with a .734 OPS, but if used mostly against left-handed pitching he’d have value in a part-time outfield role. He’s hit .269 with an .857 OPS off lefties, compared to .224 with a .658 OPS off righties.