The White Sox have released outfielder John Mayberry Jr., the team’s Triple-A affiliate announced (Twitter link).
Mayberry had signed a minor league pact with the Sox back on Aug. 7, though his stay with the team’s Triple-A affiliate lasted just 13 games. In those 13 games, the 31-year-old was unable to correct the struggles he displayed earlier this season with the Mets, batting .162/.225/.189 in 40 plate appearances. Typically a potent weapon against left-handed pitching, Mayberry has slashed a combined .175/.246/.381 in 69 plate appearances versus southpaws in the Majors and minors. Throughout his big-league career, Mayberry has hit .260/.315/.517 against lefties.
In my first franchise year in MLB 2K11, JMJr won the HR title.
Ooof. I remember being at a Mets game back in early July where he wore a collar as the #4 hitter that day (among a few other days as well). Looks like he’ll become a member of the “My Dad Was A Good Major League Baseball Player, But Me…” club. Dale Berra will welcome him in.
Another brilliant move by the Sox to sign this guy when they had Thompson in their system.
Thompson, the guy tearing it up at the major league level but keeps getting his bat removed from the lineup in favor of a guy batting .212