Yankees News: Top Prospect Luis Severino to DL


The New York Yankees number one overall prospect is heading to the disabled list with an injury on a finger in his pitching hand, Double-A Trenton announced late on Tuesday night:

Luis Severino was pulled after just two innings in his start on Sunday in New Hampshire. There’s no timetable as to when the 21-year-old will resume baseball activity.

Severino is undoubtedly considered the prized pitching prospect in the organization, and there has been speculation that the Yankees could call him up to join their rotation as early as this season. Unfortunately, this injury will likely push back his big-league arrival date a bit.

His stats have been quite deceiving so far in 2015. In six starts for Trenton, he’s posted a rather high 3.86 ERA, but has posted an impressive 10.9 strikeout and 2.6 walk ratios over nine innings.

He was the brightest storyline during spring training, as the young right-hander impressed skipper Joe Girardi and pitching coach Larry Rothschild.

We’ll have to follow this story closely as it continues to develop.

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