In what must be some kind of record, Luis Cessa finds himself on the disabled list. Yes, that Cessa. The same one who the Yankees called up to replace the injured Tommy Kahnle. That happened this afternoon, and now tonight, Cessa joins him on the shelf.
The 25-year-old came into tonight’s blowout and tossed two innings of two-run ball. Following the second inning of work, he departed with trainer Steve Donohue. Cessa looked uncomfortable, and Aaron Boone confirmed the bad news. The right-hander suffered an oblique strain and is headed to the disabled list.
Tomorrow’s scheduled day off gives the Yankees some breathing room. They have time to make their decision for the corresponding move. Considering the bullpen is an arm short, one has to expect Jonathan Holder will get the call. They could also slide Domingo German into a relief role with CC Sabathia’s return imminent, but I’m guessing the team values him too much as a starter.
April has not been kind to the Yankees. They’re struggling to get through the month above .500, and these injuries aren’t helping. No, Cessa wasn’t expected to be a key piece in the team’s plans, but he provided depth. Now that has evaporated. Things need to get on the right track, and soon.