The Tigers have to terms on a minor league deal with outfielder John Mayberry Jr., reports Yahoo’s Jeff Passan (via Twitter). MLive.com’s Chris Iott tweets that the CAA Sports Client will be invited to Major League Spring Training. Jon Heyman reports that Mayberry would earn a $1MM base salary if he were to make the roster (Twitter link).
Mayberry, 32, struggled quite a bit in 2015 after signing with the Mets last offseason, batting just .164/.227/.318 with three homers in 119 plate appearances. Despite those struggles, however, Mayberry is a lifetime .260/.315/.517 hitter against lefties, making him a possible platoon partner for outfielder Anthony Gose.