After acquiring Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson from the Braves on Friday night, the Mets have designated John Mayberry, Jr. for assignment in order to clear room on their 40-man roster.
The Mets gave Mayberry a one-year, $1.45 million contract over the winter in hopes that he would provide some thump off the bench against left-handed pitching, but it just didn’t work out. The 31-year-old batted just .164/.227/.318 over 119 plate appearances, including a .628 OPS against southpaws.
As you might recall, Mayberry batted cleanup against for the Mets against Clayton Kershaw on Thursday night. A little over 24 hours later, he’s a goner.