By Jerry Del Priore
Melky Mesa, who played with the Staten Island Yankees of the New York-Penn league (NYPL) in 2008, inked a contract with the York Revolution, the independent Atlantic League announced last week.
The outfielder batted .221 with seven home runs and 23 RBI in 153 at-bats while swiping four bases in his lone season with Staten island.
As for his Major League career, the 31-year-old Dominican native appeared in three games for New York in 2012 and five more in 2013, combining to go 6-for-15 with two doubles.
Over his minor league career, Mesa has complied 119 dingers, 440 RBI, and 125 stolen bases.
Mesa made the South Atlantic League All-Star team with the Charleston RiverDogs in 2009 after going deep 20 times with the team.
He earned the Florida State League Player of the Year award in 2010, when he drilled 19 long balls while hitting .260 with Tampa. Mesa combined to hit .264 with a career-high 23 home runs between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2012 and was an Eastern League All-Star, earning his first big league call-up that same year.