Mets sign John Mayberry

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Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Mets signed outfielder/first baseman John Mayberry Jr. to a one-year contract.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but reports during last week's Winter Meetings indicated it be worth $1.45 million.

Mayberry, 30, spent 2014 with Philadelphia and Toronto and batted .212 with seven home runs in 78 games, mostly in the outfield.

In his six-year big league career, Mayberry is a .241 hitter with 53 home runs. Against left-handed pitching, he owns a .269 average with 30 home runs and a .857 OPS.

To make room for Mayberry on the 40-man roster, the Mets designated right- handed pitcher Gonzalez Germen for assignment.

Germen has 54 relief appearances since making his major league debut with the Mets in 2013 and has 64 strikeouts with a 4.31 ERA in 64 2/3 innings.