Yankees roster moves: Alberto Gonzalez designated, Zoilo Almonte placed on DL
The New York Yankees made a flurry of roster moves on Saturday, placing outfielder Zoilo Almonte on the disabled list with a left ankle sprain and designating infielder Alberto Gonzalez for assignment, according to the team's official Twitter page.
X-rays on Almonte's foot came back negative after he was removed from Friday's game early. Despite that, the Yankees chose to play it safe and have a fresh body on the field with an upcoming series against the NL East-leading Boston Red Sox. Almonte, 24, will likely be activated as soon as the minimum of 15 days is reached.
Mesa and Neal have both spent a brief time on the major league roster earlier in 2013. Neal, 25, is the more polished hitter of the two, with a .314/.387/.402 line for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre compared to a .249/.277/.424 line for Mesa. However, Mesa, 26, has above-average speed and is a good defensive outfielder with a strong arm. Both players have some pop and have had 20+ homer seasons in the minors.
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