Yankees prospect Luis Severino’s next start will be his major league debut

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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.

Tyler Glasnow scheduled to rejoin Rays’ rotation

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow is scheduled to rejoin the rotation at Cleveland after missing nearly 14 months because of Tommy John surgery.

The Rays’ Opening Day starter last year hasn’t pitched this season after undergoing the procedure on Aug. 4, 2021.

“I think we’re pretty confident he’ll be starting for us,” Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said before the game with Toronto. “This is the first time he’s thrown pain-free in quite some time, so he’s encouraged by it.”

The 6-foot-8 right-hander went 5-2 with a 2.66 ERA in 14 starts last year and is a key addition as the Rays near a wild-card spot.

“Compared to the past, like, three years it feels way better as far as postday and the week leading into starts and stuff,” Glasnow said. “It’s good to have an UCL, you know.”

Cash said Glasnow will throw around 45 pitches in his initial outing, which should allow him to go two or three innings.

“Two innings of Glasnow is still a huge plus for our team,” Cash said. “Like to get three innings. If we do, great. If we don’t, that’s fine, too.”

Glasnow allowed one run, one hit, four walks and had 14 strikeouts over seven innings in four starts with Triple-A Durham.

“I’m really excited,” Glasnow said. “I’m approaching it like normal, staying on routine. Feels normal.”

Glasnow signed a two-year, $30.35 million contract that will delay the start of his free agency by one year last month. He’s making $5.1 million this year and will get $5.35 million next season and $25 million in 2024, which is the first year he would have been eligible for free agency.