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-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Melancon is moving on up

The Yankees defeated the Twins 6-4 this afternoon to sweep the season series.  They are now 51-34 and have won 13 of their last 15 games overall.  With Boston’s loss tonight, the two teams are in a tie for first place in the AL East.

Because the Yankees burned through the bullpen this afternoon, the Yankees have called up Mark Melancon according to Chad Jennings.

Melancon appeared in four games for the Yankees at the end of April and the beginning of May, allowing two earned runs in 2 1/3 innings.  He walked five batters while striking out two over that span.

For Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Melancon has struck out 42 and walked nine over 39 2/3 innings.

No corresponding move has been announced yet.


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