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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 13: Luis Severino #89 of the World Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Target Field on July 13, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images)

Luis Severino could be called up next week

With the trade deadline drawing near, the Yankees are making a lot of moves, sending players down, calling them up, and looking to trade a few pieces. Top pitching prospect Luis Severino looks like he could be brought up early next week. The righty could provide a spark at the back end of the rotation, where pitchers like CC Sabathia and Nathan Eovaldi have not been able to last further than the fifth inning in most outings. Manager Joe Girardi has not set the rotation for next week’s games yet, so Severino is only a candidate for a starting role. However, it looks very possible he could get one of the spots, as many think Eovaldi would work better out of the bullpen.

Severino has had a lot of buzz surrounding him this season, where he has pitched well in Scranton, boasting a 2.11 ERA and a 6-0 W/L record. the 21 year old has been on all Yankees’ fans radars for a while since he has made his way up the organization. The Yankees are in the bottom half of team ERA this season, and with Severino showing he can get outs, he might be able to be a force late in a series come playoff time.

If Severino can produce nearly as well as he did in the minors, the entire pitching staff of the Yankees would be formidable at the very least. With Masahiro Tanaka looking strong out of the break, Michael Pineda consistently having good second half numbers, and the force that is Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller in the bullpen, the Yankees would have a staff that could beat any team.