The Yankees have recalled RHP Luis Cessa from Triple-A Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre and have signed RHP Ben Heller to a Major League contract, the team announced Thursday afternoon. Heller has been selected to the 25-man roster.
To make room on the roster, RHP Nick Goody and INF/OF Rob Refsnyder have been sent to Triple-A.
Cessa is 6-3 with a 3.03 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 77.1 innings at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season. In his brief stint with the Yankees earlier in the season, Cessa was 1-0 with a 3.95 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 13.2 innings.
Heller threw 3.1 scoreless innings for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before being called up Thursday. Prior to joining the Yankees organization, Heller was 2-2 and had a 2.49 ERA and 1.066 WHIP in 25.1 innings this year for the Columbus Clippers, Cleveland's Triple-A organization.
Goody has pitched 27.2 innings for the Yankees this season, earning a 4.23 ERA and 1.41 WHIP while striking out 32.
Refsnyder was batting .264 with eight doubles and 11 RBIs in 125 ABs this season.