The Yankees have optioned Luis Cessa, who was in the running for one of the final spots in the rotation, to Triple-A Scranton, the team announced Friday morning.
In addition, New York has re-assigned INF Ji-Man Choi, OF Dustin Fowler, OF Clint Frazier, LHP Jason Gurka, and OF Billy McKinney to minor league camp.
Cessa appeared in five games this spring for the Yankees, allowing eight runs (seven earned) on 13 hits in 9.2 innings with four walks and seven strikeouts.
In 17 games for New York last year, Cessa went 4-4 with a 4.35 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 70.1 innings.
The 24-year old was acquired by the Yankees, along with Chad Green, following the 2015 season in a trade for Justin Wilson.