By adding in Cessa, coupled with the off-day on Thursday, the Yankees have included an extra day of rest for their starters which is especially important for CC, who has proven to be a better pitcher when he has more rest. It also makes sense to line-up their best starters for such a pivotal series against Boston.
Cessa was activated from the disabled list following an injury to A.J. Cole. Cessa has appeared in just four games this season, tossing six innings and allowing two runs on three hits with seven strikeouts