Melky Mesa RF KC 4 Months

Royals signed OF Melky Mesa to a minor league contract.

He'll receive an invitation to spring training as well, where he'll compete for a reserve outfielder role. The 26-year-old slashed .261/.295/.452 with 13 homers, 39 RBI and 13 swipes in 84 games at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2013, and went 5-for-13 during his brief audition with the Yankees.

Melky Mesa RF KC 8 Months

Yankees designated OF Melky Mesa for assignment.

Mesa has hit only .261/.295/.452 with 13 homers and 13 steals at the Triple-A level this season. He's got some pop and speed and is just 26, so it's possible he'll draw some interest on waivers.

Melky Mesa RF KC 9 Months

Yankees optioned OF Melky Mesa to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Mesa will head back down to the minors now that Curtis Granderson is ready to come off the DL. The 26-year-old went 5-for-13 (.385) with two doubles and one RBI during his brief stint with the big club.

Melky Mesa RF KC 9 Months

Yankees recalled OF Melky Mesa from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Mesa made his made league debut with the Yankees earlier this season and has a .249/.277/.424 batting line at the Triple-A level. Thomas Neal has also been recalled to provide outfield depth.

Melky Mesa RF KC Mar 29 '13

Yankees optioned OF Melky Mesa to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Mesa batted .228 (13-for-57) with three home runs, 10 RBI and three stolen bases in 25 games this spring. The 26-year-old will serve as outfield depth in the minor leagues.

Melky Mesa RF KC Mar 17 '13

Melky Mesa hit a grand slam off Mike Zagurski of the Pirates in Sunday's win.

Mesa, a native of the Dominican Republic, backed out of the World Baseball Classic earlier this month in order to help his chances of making the Yankees. He still has a shot of being carried as a reserve, but it's not a very good one. To go along with his three homers this spring, he has a .183 average and 13 strikeouts in 43 at-bats.

Melky Mesa RF KC Mar 02 '13

Melky Mesa has withdrawn from the World Baseball Classic.

Melky Mesa RF KC Feb 28 '13

Melky Mesa went 2-for-3 and hit a three-run homer off the Astros' Sam Demel on Thursday.

Mesa is now competing for a spot on the Yankees with Curtis Granderson down. He's also battling to be the Dominican Rebublic's left fielder in the World Baseball Classic. The 26-year-old hit .264/.325/.480 between Double- and Triple-A last year.

Melky Mesa RF KC Sep 12 '12

Yankees recalled OF Melky Mesa from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The move was made prior to Tuesday's game. Mesa, 25, batted .264/.325/.480 with 23 home runs, 67 RBI, 22 stolen bases and an .805 OPS over 121 games this season between Double- and Triple-A. He'll be used as a reserve outfielder and pinch-runner during the stretch run.

Melky Mesa RF KC Sep 10 '12

The Yankees will recall outfielder Melky Mesa from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday.

Mesa, 25, batted .264/.325/.480 with 23 home runs, 67 RBI, 22 stolen bases and an .805 OPS over 121 games this season between Double- and Triple-A. He'll function as a reserve outfielder and pinch-runner down the stretch.