Melky Mesa RF KC 2 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 12 Months
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 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.