In the wake of the J.A. Happ trade, the Yankees made a series of roster moves on Thursday afternoon. The team announced that they optioned Luis Cessa to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. As a corresponding move, the club promoted outfielder Shane Robinson. In addition, the Bombers added Zach Britton to the 25-man roster.
Cessa, 26, made a spot start against the Rays yesterday in place of Domingo German. He allowed two runs across 5.1 innings, striking out three in the process. The right-hander owns a 3.10 ERA (4.05 FIP) over 20.1 major league innings. Cessa has looked better of late, but he’s not someone to trust down the stretch.
Robinson, on the other hand, will get another cup of coffee with the Yankees. Did you know he played for the team back in April? He got into two games and had a hit. Go figure. The 33-year-old outfielder spent most of the season with the Triple-A RailRiders, slashing .253/.290/.324.