The Yankees have released outfielder Melky Mesa, the team announced via Twitter. The 26-year-old has been with the Yankee organization since signing as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic back in 2003.
Mesa saw his most extensive big league action this year, but only logged fourteen plate appearances in the bigs, though he did notch five hits and a walk. His Triple-A line stands at .261/.295/.452 over 332 plate appearances, including thirteen home runs. On the year, he struck out 112 times and drew only eleven walks.