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26 February 2016: New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Cessa (85) delivers a pitch during a New York Yankees Spring Training workout at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, FL. (Photo by /Icon Sportswire)


Luis Cessa Recalled, Bryan Mitchell Optioned to Scranton

On Monday afternoon, the New York Yankees recalled pitcher Luis Cessa. In a corresponding move, Bryan Mitchell has been optioned to Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Cessa, 25, who did not make the Yankees major league club out of spring training, has dominated in Triple A this season. In a team leading 23.1 innings pitched, the Cordoba, Veracruz, Mexico native is 1 -2 with a 1.54 earned run average. In four games started, Cessa has struck out 12, walked nine, and permitted nine runs (four earned) on 24 hits.

Mitchell has struggled this season for the Yankees in a relief role. The 26-year old right hander is 1-1 with a 6.35 ERA. In 11.1 innings pitched, Brian has allowed six walks, eight earned runs, 11 hits and a 1.50 WHIP.

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