Blue Jays add John Mayberry Jr.

Philadelphia Phillies right fielder John Mayberry Jr. (15) hits a solo home run during the fifth...

Philadelphia Phillies right fielder John Mayberry Jr. (15) hits a solo home run during the fifth inning against the New York Yankees at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla., on March 6, 2014. Mayberry was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays on Aug. 31, 2014. (KIM KLEMENT/USA TODAY Sports files)

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Big John Mayberry played five seasons for the Blue Jays. Big John stood 6-foot-3 and weighed 215 pounds. He was a fixture at first base from 1978 to 1982 at Exhibition Stadium.

Young John Mayberry, Jr., 30, is 6-foot-6, 230 pounds, and will join the Blue Jays Tuesday night at Tropicana Field. The Jays acquired the outfielder from the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday night in exchange for minor-league infielder Gustavo Pierre.


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