With Philadelphia potentially needing a left fielder to replace Pat Burrell, Mayberry at least could emerge as an option on some level, though he's a long shot to break camp with the Phillies."We'll see," said Amaro. In acquiring Mayberry, the Phillies have added a potent right-handed bat in exchange for a player they felt was expendable. Though Dominic Brown, D'Arby Myers and Michael Taylor are power-hitting outfielders developing in the low Minors, Mayberry is more advanced. Golson and Mayberry know each other from when Golson visited Stanford University on a college recruiting trip and Mayberry showed him around campus. Golson ended up signing out of high school. Golson leaves for Texas searching for his first Major League hit. He debuted as a pinch-runner and stole a base but went 0-for-6 in six September at-bats. He made his first and only Major League start on Sept. 28, against the Nationals, in the Phillies' final regular-season game. Mayberry was assigned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley and had his contract purchased by the Phillies, who added him to the 40-man roster. Philadelphia also added right-handers Carlos Carrasco and Drew Naylor, lefty Sergio Escalona and catcher Joel Naughton to the 40-man roster, bringing the total to 37.
Ken Mandel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less