On Friday, the Phils announced that they have agreed to a one-year, $1.587 million deal, which includes award bonuses, with John Mayberry Jr.
Last season, Mayberry, who hit .227 to go along with a .286 OBP, made $517,000.
That’s quite a raise.
Like we previously wrote, the Phillies have a track record of avoiding arbitration. With Mayberry and Kyle Kendrick signed, Ben Revere and Antonio Bastardo are left. Don’t be surprised to see them signed soon.
Buchanan coming to camp
David Buchanan, a 24-year-old right-handed starting pitcher, has been added the Phils’ spring training camp as a non-roster invitee, the club announced Friday.
Buchanan finished last season with Triple A Lehigh Valley.
Charlie’s back, as reported
Also on Friday, the Phillies officially announced Charlie Manuel’s return to the organization, as CSNPhilly.com’s Jim Salisbury reported on Wednesday.
According to the team, Manuel will serve as a senior advisor to GM Ruben Amaro Jr. and will work with minor-league hitters, scout at both the major and minor-league levels as well as being a consultant for the baseball operations staff.