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Luis Cessa to begin rehab assignment


This afternoon, The Tampa Tarpons announced Luis Cessa will start tonight’s game at Clearwater.

Tampa, the Yankees’ High-A affiliate, will serve as the first stop in Cessa’s road back to the Bronx.

Cessa was hit with some unfortunate luck after injuring himself just hours after being recalled by the Yankees. He has yet to see the field since suffering an oblique strain against Miami back on April 17. The right-hander was placed on the disabled list shortly after the game’s final out.

This season, The 26-year-old swingman/spot-starter has appeared in just three games and allowed two runs in four innings pitched.

In three Major League seasons with the Yankees, Cessa owns a career record of 4-7 with a 4.49 ERA.

Although Cessa has yet to show signs of consistency, he will provide the team with another bullpen option to eat up some innings. If Cessa pitches well enough, he could challenge incumbent Domingo German for a spot in the back-end of the rotation.