Yankees GM Brian Cashman said that pitching prospect Luis Severino’s next start will be in the major leagues for his debut, MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch reports. The exact date hasn’t been announced yet, but Hoch surmises it could be August 4 at home against the Red Sox.
Severino, 21, signed with the Yankees as a 17-year-old out of the Dominican Republic in 2012. He’s been dominant across four seasons in the minor leagues, coming into the 2015 season rated as baseball’s #23 overall prospect by MLB.com. He posted a 3.32 ERA in 38 innings at Double-A Trenton before earning a promotion to Triple-A Scranton Wilkes/Barre in late May. Severino dominated, compiling a 1.91 ERA with a 50/17 K/BB ratio in 61 1/3 innings across 11 starts.
The Yankees enter play Friday with a six-game first-place lead over the Orioles and Blue Jays.