Phillies trade John Mayberry Jr. to Toronto Blue Jays

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The Phillies have traded outfielder John Mayberry Jr. to the Toronto Blue Jays.

The trade is in exchange for minor league third baseman Gustavo Pierre.

30-year-old Mayberry batted .213 with six home runs and 21 RBI in 63 games (29 starts) with the Phils this season.

With inflammation in his left wrist, he had recently been on a rehab assignment with triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Much of Mayberry's MLB career has been with the Phillies. He was acquired by the team in 2008 from the Texas Rangers.

As for Pierre, the 22-year-old Dominican Republic native has split this season between single-A Dunedin and double-A New Hampshire.

He batted a combined .260 with 24 doubles, eight home runs and 43 RBI in 116 games.

Pierre will be assigned to the double-A Reading roster.
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