The Yankees are bringing up a couple reinforcements ahead of their series with the Red Sox on Thursday.
Luis Cessa and newly acquired Luke Voit are being promoted to the big leagues, according to Times Leader News' DJ Eberle, who covers the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
During Wednesday night's game against Rochester, Voit wasn't seen in the RailRiders' dugout, and a promotion seems to be the answer to that question.
Voit, who came over via trade with the Cardinals, may not be known to fans given his short stint in the bigs in the past. But he did give Eberle a self evaluation.
"Usually hit around .300 every year in the minor leagues," he said. "I'm not just a big guy that strikes out a lot. I feel like I have a good coverage of the zone and kind of know what my pitches are to hit. I hit the ball to all fields, I have power, I hit a lot of doubles and I can pick it at first base, too. I'm excited to, hopefully, get a chance to get up there and show them what I can do."
On the other hand, Cessa has been up and down with the Yankees this season. It is unknown what exactly he is being promoted for -- whether it be a spot start or relief help. Either way, he is happy to be getting back.
"I'm really happy, again, for the opportunity," he said. "I was just waiting. Yesterday they told me I'm only pitching one innings. Yesterday Tommy told me it was just in case they needed me. Bobby told me, today, I'm called up. I'm happy. I'm real happy. Just try to do my job."
This season, Cessa owns a 3.10 ERA over seven games (three starts) with the Yankees.