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Mesa Getting His Timing Down

Mesa had three hits on Saturday, including a HR

Melky Mesa, the center and right fielder for the Trenton Thunder, can't seem to catch a break this year with the 2011 Yankee minor league team. After beginning this season with a rocky start at bat, Mesa's year seemed to take another strike; he retained an injury that kept him from taking any more swings for awhile.

"It was a lower back injury," Melky Mesa said. "[It was] just kind of stiff. Nothing serious." But for a young player like Mesa, injuries didn't keep him from staying out of the game. "[I] just kept working hard," Mesa said about how he dealt with the injury. "I tried to do everything that I could to stay in my routine. [Now] I'm feeling good." No precautions allow him to relax either...

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