Yankees pitching phenom they refused to trade will debut against Red Sox!
The New York Yankees lost out on the big pitching names that were out there to be had at the MLB trade deadline. But “lost out” might not necessarily be the case when history re-evaluates this scenario in a few years.
While the old Yankees certainly would have traded their crown jewels of their farm system in favor for immediate veteran help at the deadline, the “new” Yanks brass decided to hold on to their top-level prospects. And one of those prospects, Luis Severino, will be counted on to contribute immediately.
After the recent loss to pitcher Michael Pineda, the Yanks decided to call upon Severino who has dominated the minor leagues.
Via New York Post:
Severino, the jewel of that prospect quartet, is headed to the big leagues.
“The plan is for him to make his next start in the big leagues. Joe and [pitching coach Larry] Rothschild will map it out,’’ general manager Brian Cashman said of the right-handed Severino, who dominated at Triple-A after opening the season at Double-A. “We will see how it sorts out.’’
Girardi said before Friday night’s 13-6 win over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field that he wasn’t giving an exact date for Severino’s major league debut, but it will be against the Red Sox on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday at Yankee Stadium.
Severino has been lights out atTriple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, going 7-0 with a 1.91 ERA. How that will translate to the Big Leagues is anyone’s guess, but the 21 year-old from Dominican Republic will be a much-needed boost to the Yanks pitching staff that has been getting beat up.
And what better way for the young phenom to debut than to go against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium?