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Yankees recall Luis Cessa, option Bryan Mitchell


The Yankees announced today that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Luis Cessa and optioned Bryan Mitchell to Triple-A Scranton.

New York is in need of long relief as both Mitchell and Adam Warren were used for multiple innings this past weekend. Mitchell, who pitched two innings sandwiched with an inning at first base, gave up the go-ahead runs in Sunday’s 7-4 loss to Baltimore. The 26-year-old surrendered three runs on four hits in 2.0 innings as he took the loss. On the season, Mitchell is 1-1 with a 6.35 earned run average in 11.1 innings out of the bullpen. He has given up 11 hits, struck out seven and walked six.

Cessa has appeared in four games for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, all of them starts. He has gone 1-2 with a 1.54 ERA in 23.1 innings. The 25-year-old made 17 appearances and 9 starts for the Yankees in 2016, going 4-4 with a 4.35 ERA. Barring injury, Cessa will be utilized as a long relief man for Joe Girardi, if need be.