Mesa re-signed with the Blue Jays on Monday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports. Mesa split time between the organization's Double-A and Triple-A levels this season, but struggled mightily after earning the promotion to the tune of a .215/.259/.358 slash line with 89 strikeouts with Triple-A Buffalo. The outfielder will likely continue to serve simply as organizational depth.
The Royals traded outfielder Melky Mesa and pitcher P.J. Walters to the Blue Jays for cash considerations, reports the Kansas City Star.
The Royals announced several roster moves Monday, which included sending top pitching prospect Kyle Zimmer to minor-league camp. Jason Adam, Aaron Brooks, Sugar Ray Marimon, Juan Graterol, Brandon Laird, Jorge Bonifacio, Gorkys Hernandez, Melky Mesa and Paulo Orlando were also reassigned to minor-league camp. The Royals also optioned Chris Dwyer to Triple-A Omaha, while optioning John Lamb, Cheslor Cuthbert and Lane Adams to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
The Royals announced Saturday that they have signed infielder Jason Donald and outfielder Melky Mesa to minor-league contracts. Donald hit .219/.268/.319 with two home runs and 17 RBI in 251 at-bats with Double-A Louisville last season. He owns a career .257/.309/.362 batting line over 552 major-league at-bats. Mesa went 5 for 13 in his brief time with the Yankees last season while also hitting .261/.295/.452 with 13 home runs, 39 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 314 at-bats with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
The Yankees have designated outfielder Melky Mesa for assignment Sunday, the New York Post reports. Mesa spent five games with the Yankees back in July and went 5 for 13 (.385) with one RBI. Mesa was hitting just .261 down at Triple-A, however.
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