After another poor start, Luis Severino was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Yankees called up newly acquire Blake Parker to take his spot.
Roster Moves: RHP Blake Parker (#47) has been added to the active roster and RHP Luis Severino has been optioned to @swbrailriders
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) August 10, 2016
Severino has been struggling mightily out of the rotation going 1-7 with a 6.42 ERA including last nights start in which he gave up 5 runs in 4.1 innings. The reason for Severino’s struggles has been his non-confidence in his change up.
#Yankees feel Severino’s slider has made improvements since start of season, want to see upgrade now in changeup. Will be back in Sept.
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) August 10, 2016
The Yankees want the 22-year-old to work on it as he has completely shied away from the pitch in his last start. Against Boston last night, he threw only one change up. Out of the bullpen Severino pitched much better. His fastball and slider command were increasingly better, however, his continued struggles are worrisome for the Yankees.
The team had high hopes for Severino entering the season but he has gone completely backwards. Joel Sherman of the New York Daily News reports that Chad Green is lined up to start Sunday. For now, Parker will take Severino’s spot.
New York claimed Parker off waivers from Seattle yesterday. The 31-year-old had a 2.72 ERA in 39.2 innings for the Mariners Triple-A team.
The team also announced they have released Ike Davis.