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Rockies' Luis Cessa: Joining Colorado
Cessa agreed to a minor-league contract with the Rockies on Sunday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Cessa was let go by the Reds earlier this month but will now receive a chance with the Rockies. The right-hander had a 9.00 ERA, 2.23 WHIP and 11:12 K:BB across 26 innings before being cut loose by Cincinnati, and he'll likely need to pitch better for Triple-A Albuquerque in order for Colorado to consider giving him another big-league opportunity.... See More ... See Less
Luis Cessa: Parts ways with Cincinnati
Cessa was released by the Reds on Sunday, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The 31-year-old was designated for assignment last week and won't stick around the organization. Cessa had a horrible start to the campaign with a 9.00 ERA, 2.23 WHIP and 11:12 K:BB across 26 innings prior to being dumped from the 40-man roster.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Luis Cessa: Dropped from 40-man roster
The Reds designated Cessa for assignment Tuesday.
Cessa lost his rotation spot last week and has now also been removed from the 40-man roster. He had been lit up for 26 earned runs in 26 innings this season with Cincinnati. Ben Lively has been called up in a corresponding move and will presumably jump into the Reds' rotation this week.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Luis Cessa: To be skipped on next turn
Cessa will be skipped on his next turn in the Reds' rotation, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Using a couple of recent off days to their advantage, the Reds will deploy their four best rotation options -- Hunter Greene, Nick Lodolo, Graham Ashcraft and Luke Weaver -- next time through. Cessa stands 1-4 with a 9.36 ERA, 2.20 WHIP and 11:12 K:BB through 25 innings (six starts) this season.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Luis Cessa: Struggles against Padres
Cessa (1-4) took the loss Wednesday, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks over 3.1 innings in a 7-1 loss to San Diego. He struck out two.
Cessa failed to make it out of the fourth inning Wednesday. He'd eventually be charged with three runs while taking his fourth loss in his last five starts. While Cessa figures to remain in the rotation while Connor Overton (elbow) is out, he doesn't offer much from a fantasy perspective. Cessa's ERA is up to 9.36 with a 2.20 WHIP and 11:12 K:BB through 25 innings this season.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Luis Cessa: Registers first win of season
Cessa (1-3) earned the win Friday, allowing three runs on eight hits and one walk over five innings in a 11-7 victory over the Athletics. He struck out two.
Cessa turned in a decent start against the last-place Athletics, but he still has a long way to go before becoming a reliable option in fantasy. The right-hander hasn't lasted longer than 5.1 frames in a start this year and currently has a 9.55 ERA. The veteran is tentatively slated to face the Padres on the road in his next start.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Luis Cessa: Takes third loss of season
Cessa (0-3) took the loss Saturday, allowing two runs on six hits over 4.2 innings against the Pirates. He struck out four and did not walk a batter.
Cessa had a much improved outing after giving up 16 runs across his previous 6.2 innings pitched. The right-hander got unlucky with Cincinnati's lack of run support, but he also needs to pitch deeper into games. He has not yet completed the sixth inning this year, which will not be good enough in the long run. The 30-year-old still has plenty of time left to improve, but his poor pitching should be concerning for fantasy managers.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Luis Cessa: Gives up nine runs in first inning
Cessa (0-2) took the loss Sunday, allowing 11 runs on 14 hits and three walks in three innings during a 14-3 loss to the Phillies.
Cessa served up a leadoff homer to Bryson Stott in the first and proceed to get knocked around for eight more runs before finally getting out of the inning. After a scoreless second, the right-hander allowed another run in the third and wasn't able to record an out in the fourth before getting pulled in favor of Fernando Cruz. Cessa's ERA currently sits at 13.50, and he has more walks (eight) than strikeouts (three) through three outings (12 innings).... See More ... See Less
Reds' Luis Cessa: Gives up five in loss
Cessa (0-1) took the loss to Atlanta on Tuesday, allowing five runs on seven hits and two walks over 3.2 innings. He struck out one.
After a promising season debut, Cessa struggled against the powerful bats in the Atlanta lineup. The 30-year-old allowed a solo homer to Matt Olson in the first inning and a two-run shot to Ozzie Albies in the fourth before losing the lead on an RBI double by Sam Hilliard. Despite this performance, Cessa will remain the fifth man in the Reds' starting rotation and try to improve his 7.00 ERA in his next outing, tentatively scheduled for this weekend against the Phillies.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Luis Cessa: Allows two runs in no-decision
Cessa did not factor into the decision Tuesday, allowing two runs on four hits and three walks over 5.1 innings against the Cubs. He struck out two.
The bullpen imploded behind Cessa, allowing eight runs to turn this one into a laugher. Cessa did his job -- he had a lead when he exited the game -- though his fastball looked entirely too hittable at times. The Reds like Cessa more in the rotation, so he will remain there until injury or poor performance dictate otherwise. Cessa pitched primarily out of the bullpen last season, making 36 relief appearances compared to 10 starts.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Luis Cessa: Fires five scoreless
Cessa fired five scoreless innings Wednesday during an exhibition game in Cincinnati.
Cessa allowed just one hit in the exhibition. There were worries that after his lack of use in the World Baseball Classic for Team Mexico might limit his innings, but it's encouraging to see him go five in the exhibition bout. He's projected to make his 2023 debut on Tuesday against the Cubs.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Luis Cessa: Beginning as fifth starter
Cessa will begin the season as the Reds' fifth starter, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Cessa is still trying to ramp up as a starter, so it makes sense that he'll take the Reds last spot in the rotation for now, behind Connor Overton. Cessa posted a 4.57 ERA and 1.29 WHIP over 80.2 innings as a swingman for Cincy in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Luis Cessa: Will be able to ramp up as starter
Reds manager David Bell confirmed that Cessa will have enough time to build up for starting duties by the beginning of the season, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Cessa was pitching with Team Mexico in the World Baseball Classic prior to Sunday, and he threw only two innings in the WBC before his departure. The right-hander went three innings during Sunday's spring start against the Brewers, and it's reasonable to expect he'll go deeper in his next Cactus League appearance. At this point, it seems Cessa is a lock to begin the year with the Reds in their starting rotation.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Luis Cessa: Starting Sunday after leaving WBC
Cessa is starting Sunday's Cactus League game against the Brewers after leaving Team Mexico before the semifinal of the World Baseball Classic, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic of The Athletic.
Cessa threw only two innings with Team Mexico during the WBC, and the right-hander will now hope to get stretched out before the start of the regular season. If Cessa pitches well, he has a chance to open the season in the rotation, and if not he could be a multi-inning reliever to begin the year.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Luis Cessa: Has inside track for rotation spot
Cessa "seemingly has the inside track" to win a spot in the Reds' rotation, Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
He and Luke Weaver (forearm) have been the favorites to capture the final two rotation spots, although Weaver's injury could give Brandon Williamson, Chase Anderson or Connor Overton an opening. Cessa has split time between starting and relieving in his career, but he pitched pretty well down the stretch in 2022 with a 3.65 ERA in his final seven starts. He doesn't offer much swing-and-miss but has proven adept at inducing groundballs.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Luis Cessa: Avoids arbitration
Cessa signed a one-year, $2.65 million contract with the Reds on Friday to avoid arbitration, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
After logging a 2.51 ERA, 1.14 WHIP season in 2021, Cessa took a considerable step back during his first full season with the Reds. The 30-year-old reliever turned in a 4.57 ERA and 1.29 WHIP through 80.2 frames while also missing nearly a month due to back problems. Cessa failed to strike batters out at a particularly high rate and struggled with walks quite a bit. If these issues continue, high-leverage opportunities may be hard to come by next season.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Luis Cessa: Departs with knee injury
Cessa was removed from Tuesday's start against the Cubs with a knee injury, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Cessa allowed a solo home run to Willson Contreras but otherwise kept the Cubs off the board before his outing was cut short by the injury after five innings. The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but the right-hander will have the next four months to get healthy before the start of spring training in February. He finished 2022 with a 4.57 ERA and 59:28 K:BB across 80.2 innings... See More ... See Less
Reds' Luis Cessa: Turns in quality start
Cessa allowed three earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two across six innings Wednesday against the Pirates. He did not factor into the decision.
Cessa turned in his first quality start since shifting from the bullpen to the rotation in late August. He allowed all three of his earned runs in his first two innings of work, but he retired 12 of the last 14 hitters he faced. Cessa has now allowed only five earned runs across his last 15.2 innings of work, though he's backed that with a much less convincing 6:8 K:BB.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-0, 208 lbs|
|Birthplace: Cordoba, Mexico|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|