Right-handed starter Luis Severino was promoted from High-A
Tampa to the Thunder Tuesday afternoon.
The 20-year old Dominican native has seen his stock rise as
quickly as any in the Yankees organization this year. After starting the season
with Low-A Charleston, he was promoted to Tampa in late June, posting a 1.31
ERA in four starts at that level.
Severino also impressed as one of the two Yankees
representatives at the MLB Futures Game in Minneapolis. He didn’t allow a run
in his one inning of work, striking out top Texas Rangers prospect Joey Gallo.
The news was first reported by Baseball America’s Josh Norris.