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Yankees promote CF Williams from Triple-A

Reliever Martin also called up; Miller officially placed on DL with left forearm strain

NEW YORK -- The Yankees on Thursday recalled Mason Williams, rated the organization's No. 26 prospect by, from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and they will have the outfielder in uniform on Friday as they open a three-game series with the Orioles at Camden Yards in Baltimore.

Williams, 23, was batting .321 (26-for-81) with seven doubles, one triple and 11 RBIs in 20 games at Triple-A after beginning the season with Double-A Trenton. Overall, he is batting .318 with 14 doubles, 22 RBIs and 13 steals in 54 Minor League games this season.

A fourth-round selection of the Yanks in the 2010 Draft, Williams is the son of former NFL wide receiver Derwin Williams. After signing for $1.45 million, he established himself as one of the best prospects in baseball with a breakout season in '12 before slipping, but he has recently rebuilt that stock.

In addition, the Yankees recalled right-hander Chris Martin from Triple-A. Martin, 29, was 0-1 with a 3.55 ERA in 15 appearances for the Yanks earlier this season after making his first career Opening Day roster.

New York officially placed left-hander Andrew Miller on the 15-day disabled list with a left flexor forearm muscle strain, retroactive to Wednesday, and transferred right-hander Ivan Nova's rehab assignment to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Nova is scheduled to make his second Minor League start on Saturday.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch, on Facebook and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat.
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