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Williams’ Callup Among Yankees Roster Moves


The New York Yankees are off today but, the team is still making plenty of moves when it comes to their roster.

Before Wednesday’s matchup against the Washington Nationals, the Yankees’ optioned outfielder Ramon Flores back to  Triple- A Scranton and activated infielder Brendan Ryan from the 60- Day DL.

On Thursday morning, the team announced that they acquired infielder Tony Renda from the Washington Nationals in exchange for RHP David Carpenter.

Renda was drafted in the second round of the 2012 MLB draft by the Nats while playing at the University of California at Berkeley. The 24 year old was with Double-A Harrisburg where he maintained a .267 batting average along with 23 RBIs and stole thirteen bases.

But, that wasn’t all when it came to making moves. Left-handed closer Andrew Miller was placed on the 15- Day DL Thursday morning with a left forearm muscle strain.

RHP Chris Martin was then recalled from Triple- A Scranton and was with the Yankees at the start of the season and appeared in fifteen games where he posted a 3.55 ERA along with 0-1 record.

But, then there was the callup that had seemed like a long time coming. Center fielder Mason Williams was called up from Triple-A  Scranton on Thursday morning and will join the team this weekend as they take on the division rival Baltimore Orioles.

The twenty-three year old Williams was drafted in the fourth round of the 2010 MLB Draft and has always been considered one of the Organization’s top prospects.

He has slowly worked his way through the farm system and was assigned to Double-A Trenton at the start of the 2015. In Trenton he bat .318, stole thirteen bases and racked up 22 RBIs. Recently he was promoted to Triple-A Scranton where in twenty games he was batting .321 along with 11 RBIs.

Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany

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