Luis Cessa is the latest of the Yankee pitchers to get bit by the injury bug.
The right-hander exited last night’s game against the Mets in the fifth inning with a rib cage injury that has landed him on the 10-day-DL. Cessa allowed two runs through 4.1 innings of work last night, while striking out five. The 25-year-old has accumulated an 0-3 record in the major leagues this year, along with a 4.75 ERA.
Cessa will join fellow pitchers Masahiro Tanaka and CC Sabathia, who are currently on the 10-day disabled list as well. Tanaka is suffering from some shoulder inflammation, while CC has been nursing his sore knee back to health.
Caleb Smith has been called up from Triple-A as a corresponding move to replace Cessa. This will be Smith’s third big league stint with the Yankees. Over that span, he has recorded a 7.20 ERA with 11 strike outs.