Like the Dodgers, the Yankees may have to make some cuts to their 40-man roster soon. One player that could be shown the door is the minor league option-less Luis Cessa, though New York isn’t going to let him walk for free. But for something of value to this year’s roster, especially when their current backup catcher situation is abysmal, the Yankees should be all-ears.
Cessa has been a strong long-man out of New York’s bullpen this year, putting up a 4.20 ERA in 25 appearances, several of which being for multiple innings. These appearances are starting to become few and far between, however. Perhaps this is due in part to the amount of innings Cessa is starting to take on per appearance, but it’s going to be hard finding many opportunities to pitch in such a stacked bullpen.
Not only would Cessa see more opportunity out of Seattle’s bullpen, but they could potentially look at him in the rotation as well. In the five games (17.2 total innings) where he’s gone three or more innings this year, Cessa has allowed just three runs on 14 hits, striking out 19 and walking just four. Jerry Dipoto likes to get creative and returning Cessa to the starting rotation is quite a thought, given the numbers. This is the part where you respond with the ‘I’d like to see it’ GIF.