New York Yankees News: Luis Severino Will Make His Major League Debut on Wednesday
Perhaps the most anticipated MLB Debut by a New York Yankees pitcher since April 29, 1995 when a young kid named Andy Pettitte pitched for the first time in pinstripes will take place this Wednesday night, as top-rated 21-year old prospect Luis Severino will make his first big league start against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.
Severino, the number one overall prospect in the entire Yankees organization is one of the key reasons why the club made no major acquisitions at this years trade deadline. General Manager Brian Cashman refused to include Severino, as well as fellow top prospects Gregory Bird, Aaron Judge and Jorge Mateo in any deal, whatsoever.
On Wednesday, Severino will have a golden opportunity to show the baseball world that Brian Cashman made the right decision, and even better, it’ll be against the Boston Red Sox, who would love nothing more than to spoil his major league debut.
Although the Red Sox are in last place in the AL East and 13 games behind the first-place Yankees, Severino’s major league debut is sure to take place in a playoff-like atmosphere in front of a sellout Yankees crowd.
As former staff writer Jason Evans covered on Friday, Brian Cashman made the decision on Friday to promote Severino from AAA, where he had posted an impressive 7-0 record with a 1.91 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 11 games started. Skipper Joe Girardi made it official before Saturday’s game in Chi-Town that the phenom prospect would start on Wednesday.
All eyes will certainly be on the young right-hander, who will be starting instead of David Price or Cole Hamels for the Yankees on Wednesday. His first major league start will be against Steven Wright (4-4, 4.53 ERA).
Interestingly enough, the Red Sox have announced that their top pitching prospect, Henry Owens will make his major league debut on Tuesday to start the series against Masahiro Tanaka.
Gear up for an incredible Wednesday night in the Bronx!
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