Found June 18, 2014 on Fightin For Philly:
Drew Hallowell / Getty Images Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly is reporting that both the Red Sox and Yankees are scouting Philadelphia Phillies outfielder John Mayberry Jr. From his article: Mayberry’s time in the lineup the last two days may have been an unexpected showcase for the reserve outfielder. The Red Sox are on the lookout for outfield depth and have had scouts at several recent Phillies games, including Tuesday night’s. The Yankees are also a team to watch on Mayberry, a plugged-in major-league source said. They had a scout in Atlanta on Wednesday. Mayberry has been available in trades for months, but the problem now is the Phillies are extremely thin in outfield depth and his bat has been valuable of late. Still, Mayberry could probably be had in the right deal. The 30-year old outfielder is actually posting some solid numbers for Philadelphia this season, boasting a .901 OPS through 45 games. However, success through just 71 at-bats isn’t enough to make Mayberry an extremely valuable trade chip. He has struggled since 2011, posting back-to-back seasons of sub-.700 OPS. The Phillies are now just 4.5 games out of first place in an awful NL East. With a thin outfield, trading Mayberry would be a pretty big blow to the Phils’ bench — one Amaro won’t make until the Phillies have established themselves as clear sellers.
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