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Luis Cessa — 0-0, 3.12 ERA (MLB)

Acquired this past offseason, Cessa has been up and down between Scranton and the Bronx. Currently residing on the 25-man big league roster, he has been effective when called upon out of the bullpen.

With that said, he was not anything outstanding as a starter down in Triple-A. A 3.63 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and only 28 strikeouts in 39 2/3 innings over nine games (eight starts) is certainly not the output the Yanks want to see before trusting him with a spot start or two.

The positive with Cessa, however, is that his experience retiring big league hitters can serve him well rather than bursting upon the scene. He has become more accustomed to toeing the Yankee Stadium rubber under the bright lights as the season has moved along.