With two men on in the top of the third inning, Ortiz took an 87 mph fastball from Chris Archer out to right for the three-run shot. He also walked during the game. Ortiz finished 1 for 3, with one run scored and three RBI.
"He’s continuing to throw," Girardi said, per The Journal News. "He has progressed and he has thrown more and more distance as we’ve went on, and he’s done some outfield drills early. I don’t think it’s too far off. I don’t know if it will happen next week, but after that, I think it’s a possibility."
Callaspo has been on the disabled list since July 11 while recovering from a hamstring injury. The team may decide to activate him from the disabled list Sunday.
Butler hit his second home run in as many days Saturday, and he made his fifth appearance at first base over the past week as Eric Hosmer continues to nurse a hand injury. Butler has hit .268/.322/.363 with five home runs and 40 RBI in 369 at-bats.
Beltran followed up Friday's solo home run with a two-run shot in the ninth inning Saturday, as the Yankees tried to rally back late. He finished the game 2 for 3 with two RBI and two runs scored, and also added a walk in the loss.
Beltran had just two home runs in July before Friday, but now has as many over the last 20 hours. He has four in the month and 12 on the season, while hitting just .227/.284/.428 overall in 264 at-bats.
Butler ripped a John Axford pitch an estimated 455 feet into the left field seats for his fourth home run. The two-run rocket broke a 4-4 tie and proved to be the game-winner. The pinch-hit gave him just four hits in his last 24 at-bats.
Beltran had just one hit in the game, but he mad it count, as he helped spark a rally in third inning. He slugged a solo home run, his 11th of the season, and his lone contribution to the win amid a pair of strikeouts.
Beltran has struggled to get his bat going this season, while also dealing with a variety of injuries. He is hitting .222/.275/.414 with 11 home runs and 32 RBI in 261 at-bats.
Callaspo will play at Class A Stockton. There's a chance he will rejoin the Athletics Sunday. Callaspo is hitting .234/.308/.309 over 282 at-bats.
Morales was reacquired by Seattle, and was expected to hit in the middle of the order. Kyle Seager moved down to the fifth spot to accomodate Morales. In 154 at-bats, Morales is hitting .234/.259/.325.