Phillies Injury Update: John Mayberry Jr. slow to recover from wrist problem

The Philadelphia Phillies came from 3-1 behind in the eighth inning to defeat the San Fancisco Giants on Friday by the score of 5-3, in 10 innings. Marlon Byrd and Cody Asche homered for the Phillies, who improved to 54-68 on the season. It's been a struggle for the Phillies, who are 23rd in team ERA and 22nd in runs scored. On the injury front, outfielder John Mayberry Jr...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies bring back Tony Gwynn Jr. on a minor league deal

Last Monday, the Philadelphia Phillies released outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. after they designated him for assignment but he is back with the organization. According to CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury, the Phillies signed him to a minor league deal and he will go to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. We all understand that this is not a huge move but it gives the Phillies some depth in the outfield...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Injury Update: John Mayberry Jr. placed on DL

The Philadelphia Phillies entered tonight's game against the San Francisco Giants entrenched in last place in the National League East with a record of 43-56. The Phillies, who are 26th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, banged out 14 hits, but left 11 men on base. One player which may provide a spark to the offense is power-hitting right hander Darin Ruf, who has been called...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Darin Ruf Returns, John Mayberry Jr. Heads To Disabled List

The Phillies have not used John Mayberry Jr. too often in recent days. Perhaps it was for good reason: Mayberry has an injury. Thus, Mayberry will head to the disabled list, according to CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury: To recap. Mayberry to DL with left wrist inflammation. Darin Ruf recalled. —...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Outfield Shakeup In Near Future As Darin Ruf Is Activated While Sizemore Deadline Looms

The Phillies outfield production has been consistent in 2014. Unfortunately, it has been consistently awful. John Mayberry Jr. (.219 average with .718 OPS), Domonic Brown, (.224 average and .596 OPS) and Tony Gwynn Jr. (.165 average with .499 OPS) have helped make the Phillies one of the worst offenses in...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Need Antonio Alfonseca?

The Philadelphia Phillies have won 5 straight ball games.  Seriously, I'm not joking.  They remain 5 games under .500, but for now, baseball is fun again.  Can they win another one tonight in St. Louis to make it 6 straight? If so, Antonio "6-Finger" Alfonseca is gonna have to make a comeback.Tid-Bits:*Ryan Howard is heating up...thank God!*Chase Utley is leading...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: John Mayberry Jr. Drawing Trade Interest

Because Phillies Center Fielder Ben Revere has missed the last two games after running in to the Turner Field wall chasing down a fly ball, John Mayberry Jr. has gotten two starts in his place and has shown promise, drawing attention from different Major League Teams. The Boston Red Sox, who are looking for outfield depth and will more than likely to add players at the deadline,...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: John Mayberry Jr. drawing attention from New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox

It seems like Philadelphia Phillies outfielder John Mayberry Jr. is making a claim for himself to get more playing time but also other teams are starting to take notice. Right now, John Mayberry Jr. is on fire while the Phillies are currently thin in the outfield with Ben Revere and Darin Ruf dealing with injuries and now Tony Gwynn Jr. on bereavement leave. Currently, this season...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Phils sweep Padres, eye elusive 4-game win streak

Between the raindrops, the Phillies rode the clutch hitting of Reid Brignac and John Mayberry Jr. to a 7-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Thursday afternoon. For the first time in more than three weeks, the Phils have won three games in a row. Now comes the difficult part. Or at least something that has proven to be very difficult for the Phillies. Can they win four in a row...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Brignac, Mayberry lead Phillies over Padres

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Key contributions from bench players helped the Philadelphia Phillies put a winning streak together. Pinch-hitter Reid Brignac lined a tiebreaking, two-run double in the sixth inning, John Mayberry Jr. hit a three-run homer and the Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 7-3 to complete a three-game sweep Thursday in a game played in steady rain. Brignac, whose three...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mayberry Homers, Giles Appears as Phillies Sweep Padres

Ken Giles made his major league debut and John Mayberry Jr. hit a home run in a rain soaked, 7-3 win over the Padres. It was just the Phillies second sweep of the season. Kendrick Settles In -It hasn’t been pretty for Kyle Kendrick in the first inning and today was no different as he allowed the Padres to open up with two runs. Heading into the game, KK had allowed 13 first inning...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Phils Snap Losing Streak, Win 8-0

After dropping each of their last six games, the Phillies snapped the season long streak with a win against the Reds, 8-0. The offense got to Reds starter Johnny Cueto in the 4th, and collected ten hits overall. Cole Hamels was masterful in seven and two-thirds innings, and Domonic Brown, John Mayberry Jr, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Marlon Byrd, and Ryan Howard collected RBIs. Great...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies are Good at Losing

*Quick Cincinnati Reds series preview: the Phillies will run out 3 starting pitchers with a combined 4 wins this season, while the Reds counter with 3 guys who collectively have 18 wins.  'nuff said. *Cesar Jimenez has been designated for assignment to make room for utility infielder Ronny Cedeno.  Apparently the Phillies don't like it when relievers actually prevent runs...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Phils Drop Fifth Straight

The Phillies dropped their fifth straight game Wednesday night, losing 8-4 to the Nationals. A.J. Burnett struggled a ton, and the offense did not show much life. A long rain delay that split the seventh inning only made things worse. Here’s some notes from the game: Bad Outing For Burnett A.J. Burnett had a rough outing, allowing eight earned runs over six innings. He allowed...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies Scouting Red Sox System

There is smoke, could there be fire? On Sunday, Boston beat writer Nick Cafardo wrote the Phillies scouted the Red Sox for three straight series, possibly to find something they would take in return for John Mayberry Jr.. Cafardo began to connect the dots again this morning, stating that his Major League sources say “pretty much everyone available on their roster is available in...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Utley, Mayberry Power Phillies to 7-2 Win Over Cubs

Call me, Mayberry? (MLB) After a disappointing finish to the series in Arlington earlier this week, the Phillies kicked off the second series of the season with a 7-2 win over the Cubs at a cold Wrigley Field. The Chase of Old -Chase Utley looked like a young man today, finishing the chilly afternoon 2-for-5 with a homer and three runs batted in. That patented quick Chase Utley chop...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies beat Cubs 7-2

Chase Utley and John Mayberry Jr. both hit two-run home runs and the bullpen pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings as the Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs, 7-2, in the 100th season opener at Wrigley Field Friday afternoon. The Phillies are 2-2. The game-time temperature was 38 degrees with a 28-degree wind chill. Starting pitching report Roberto Hernandez pitched well in his Phillies...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The Keys to Beating Martin Perez

Perez has to navigate a platoon-heavy line-up tonight. Mayberry has a chance to make Perez’s outing a short one. At just 22 years old, Martin Perez has been a Baseball America Top 100 prospect for each of the last five seasons. Perez made 20 starts last year, posting a 10-6 record with a 3.62 ERA. Perez’s rookie campaign was good enough for the southpaw to finish sixth in AL...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers drop Opening Day slugfest to Phillies

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Jimmy Rollins hit a grand slam and pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr. had a two-run double that put Philadelphia ahead to stay in a wild opening 14-10 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday. Cliff Lee (1-0) matched his career high by allowing eight runs and struck out only one, but the left-hander made it through five innings in another less-than-stellar opener...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

John Mayberry and Wasted Resources

Back in December, I argued against tendering a contract to John Mayberry, suggesting that his salary outweighed his projected contributions. Mayberry was worth rostering when he made the league minimum and exhibited upside, but he was well past both points. There was no risk to letting him go, because despite his athleticism and versatility, he had been a replacement-level player...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Bench Still a Major Concern

Wil Nieves, Cesar Hernandez, Jayson Nix, Tony Gwynn Jr., John Mayberry Jr. It is this group of men that make up the Phillies opening day bench. And it’s an area of concern. Ruben Amaro stated Saturday that the Phillies no longer have a group of starters that can be called upon to play 162 games. Bench players will get many chances to fill in for the likes of Rollins, Utley, and...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Hurt Themselves With Guarantees to John Mayberry, Kevin Frandsen

The Phillies surprised many on Sunday when they outrighted utility player Kevin Frandsen off of the 40-man roster. Part of it was that the Phillies had other options who could perhaps could perform capably in a utility infielder role. Also, the Phillies appear to believe that Frandsen was no longer...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Writer’s Roundtable: What’s Surprising About the Phillies?

Chase hasn’t done much this spring. Is that worrisome? (MLB) Tweet a question, Win a prize! Phillies Nation is asking our readers to offer suggestions for our weekly “Writer’s Roundtable” series. You can submit your question to Donald McGettigan via Twitter (@DonM409) each Sunday during the 2014 season. If your question is selected you will be the winner of a Phillies Nation...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

John Mayberry Jr. Is Reportedly "Available" For Trade

The Phillies gave John Mayberry Jr. a one-year contract worth north of $1.5 million this offseason rather than non-tendering him. The Phillies, rumored to have been shopping Mayberry all Spring, reportedly have made him "available." Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweeted: john mayberry jr. said to be available. #phillies —...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Spring Training Roundup 2/27/2014

The Philadelphia Phillies lost for the second day in a row to the Toronto Blue Jays. John Mayberry Jr and Darrin Ruf, both competing for bench jobs, each homered in the 7-5 loss in Dunedin. Spring Training Notes: Cliff Lee got his first start of the spring today but the bigger story around the left […]
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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