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Yankees acquire RHPs Luis Cessa and Chad Green from Detroit

The New York Yankees today announced that they have acquired right-handed pitchers Luis Cessa and Chad Greenfrom the Detroit Tigers in exchange for LHP Justin Wilson.

Cessa, 23, went 8-10 with a 4.52 ERA (139.1IP, 163H, 77R/70ER, 36BB, 119K, 7HR) in 25 combined starts with Double-A Binghamton, Triple-A Las Vegas and Triple-A Toledo in 2015. The right-hander was acquired by Detroit along with RHP Michael Fulmer from the Mets in exchange for OF Yoenis Cespedes on July 31, 2015.

The New York Yankees today announced that they have acquired right-handed pitchers Luis Cessa and Chad Greenfrom the Detroit Tigers in exchange for LHP Justin Wilson.

Cessa, 23, went 8-10 with a 4.52 ERA (139.1IP, 163H, 77R/70ER, 36BB, 119K, 7HR) in 25 combined starts with Double-A Binghamton, Triple-A Las Vegas and Triple-A Toledo in 2015. The right-hander was acquired by Detroit along with RHP Michael Fulmer from the Mets in exchange for OF Yoenis Cespedes on July 31, 2015.

Originally signed as a non-drafted free agent in 2008, Cessa was an infielder in his first two minor league seasons (2009-10) before solely becoming a pitcher in 2011 at age 19. In his five seasons as a pitcher, Cessa owns a 32-30 record with 1 save and a 3.68 ERA (513.2IP, 528H, 210ER, 110BB, 419K, 32HR) in 95G/86GS.

Green, 24, went 5-14 with a 3.93 ERA (148.2IP, 170H, 84R, 65ER, 43BB, 137K, 9HR) in 27 starts with Double-A Erie in 2015, having surrendered 19 unearned runs during the season. Over his final eight starts of the year, he posted a 3-0 record with a 1.70 ERA (47.2IP, 42H, 9ER, 11BB, 49K, 1HR), .237 opponents' BA and .636 opponents' OPS.

Drafted by the Tigers in the 11th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Louisville, Green has a 15-18 career professional mark with a 3.55 ERA (299.1IP, 310H, 118ER, 77BB, 278K, 18HR) and 1 save in 62G/52GS over three minor league seasons (2013-15) in the Tigers organization.

Wilson, 28, went 5-0 with a 3.10 ERA (61.0IP, 21ER) and 66K in a team-high-tying 74 relief appearances with the Yankees in 2015, setting career highs in strikeouts and games pitched. He allowed just seven of his 44 inherited runners to score (15.9%), the Majors' fifth-lowest such percentage. Wilson was acquired by the Yankees from the Pittsburgh Pirates on November 12, 2014, in exchange for C Francisco Cervelli. Over parts of four Major League seasons with the Pirates (2012-14) and Yankees (2015), Wilson has gone 14-5 with a 3.03 ERA (199.1IP, 67ER) and 193K.

Cessa has been placed on the Yankees' 40-man roster, which remains at 39.

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