New York Yankees Rumors: Will the Yankees Call up Luis Severino Next Week?

Mar 3, 2017; Dunedin, FL, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Luis Severino (40) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 3, 2017; Dunedin, FL, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Luis Severino (40) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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According to the official twitter handle of the YES Network, the New York Yankees might call up their top prospect Luis Severino next week.

The 21-year old right-hander has been absolutely dominant since being promoted to Triple A- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre back in May. In 10 games started, Severino is 6-0 with a 2.11 ERA. He also owns an impressive 40/17 K/BB ratio in 55.1 innings pitched. Prior to being promoted, Severino was 2-2 with a 3.32 ERA in eight games started with the Trenton Thunder.

Where is this speculation stemming from?

Well, with the trade deadline less than one week away, the Yankees will be making some key changes to their roster in order give themselves the best opportunity to compete for a playoff spot down the homestretch. Whether it be via the trade wire, designating players for assignment or calling up prospects, changes are in order.

Interestingly enough, skipper Joe Girardi is yet to set his rotation for next week, and it was already announced that Masahiro Tanaka will have his next start pushed back from Tuesday to Wednesday.

If the Yankees elect to bring up Severino, he could certainly provide a boost to the back end of the Yankees starting rotation, where veteran pitcher CC Sabathia and ‘Nasty’ Nathan Eovaldi can certainly use some help.

If the organizations top prospect can produce at the major league level, the entire pitching staff of the Yankees might just come full circle. Masahiro Tanaka is looking stellar out of the All-Star Break, Michael Pineda, though 2-4 in his last six starts, is still pitching well, and with the duo of Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller holding down the Yankees bullpen, a successful Severino will give the Yankees a pitching staff that can beat any team in baseball.

What do you think Yankee fans? Is it time for the Yankees to call up Luis Severino?

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