Luis Cessa’s run in the Yankees’ rotation didn’t last long. Following Wednesday night’s start, the team announced they optioned the right-hander to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. A corresponding move has yet to be reported.
Cessa, 26, tossed three innings of three-run ball against the Phillies in what amounted to a spot start. He earned the outing not because of how well he pitched, but because the club wanted to line CC Sabathia for the Red Sox series. His performance wasn’t inspiring, but he didn’t exactly bury the Yankees. Cessa now owns 5.00 ERA (4.21 FIP) over nine big league innings this year. He battled injuries and ineffectiveness for most of the season.
With a day off scheduled for tomorrow, it may be a little while before the Yankees announce another roster move. As things stand, Tyler Austin appears the early favorite.
Boone said it is possible Tyler Austin could rejoin the big league roster for the three games vs. Boston lefties.— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) June 28, 2018
The Yankees would then go back to a normal bench and 13-man pitching staff. We’ll have more on this as the news develops.