Mayberry finalizes $1.45M deal with Mets

NEW YORK (AP) Outfielder John Mayberry Jr. and the New York Mets have finalized a $1.45 million, one-year contract.

The deal was agreed to last week at the winter meetings and announced Monday.

Mayberry figures to provide a right-handed bat with power to New York's bench. Mayberry had seven homers and 23 RBIs in 146 at-bats this year for Philadelphia and Toronto, which acquired him Aug. 31. Mayberry has 53 homers in six big leagues seasons. He turns 31 next month.

He became a free agent when Toronto failed to offer a contract by the Dec. 2 deadline.

Mayberry's salary is guaranteed. He can earn an additional $500,000 in performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $50,000 each for 200 and each additional 50 through 450, and $100,000 apiece for 500 and 550.

To clear a roster spot, the Mets designated right-hander Gonzalez Germen for assignment.

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