Yankees reinstate RF Carlos Beltran, option INF Rob Refsnyder to minors

Sunday July 19th, 2015

The New York Yankees have activated rightfielder Carlos Beltran from the disabled list following an oblique injury and optioned prospect Rob Refsnyder to Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the team announced Sunday.

Beltran will start Sunday against the Seattle Mariners. The 38-year-old has dealt with an oblique injury since leaving a June 30 game against the Los Angeles Angels in the fifth inning. 

Beltran underwent a three-game rehabilitation stint with Class A Tampa earlier this week before being called up, going 3-for-7 with one RBI. After a slow start to the season, Beltran is batting .260 with seven home runs and 30 RBI.

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Yankees manager Joe Girardi on Friday said that Refsnyder, who was called up on July 11, was not undergoing any sort of “two-week tryout” for the organization. 

Refsnyder, a University of Arizona product drafted in 2012, is the No. 5 prospect in the Yankees organization according to MLB.com. 

Beltran’s return could help the Yankees maintain their 3 1/2-game lead in the AL East. New York entered Sunday 49–41.

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