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

Luis Severino will start Wednesday against the Red Sox

The moment we’ve all been waiting for: Luis Severino will start Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox. Severino’s debut has been long awaited; he’s one of the Yankees’ top prospects, and has dominated so far in the minors. In Triple-A Scranton, the 21 year old has a 1.91 ERA in 11 games.

His start will draw a lot of attention because the Yankees’ rotation has been bombarded with injuries this past week. Michael Pineda is on the DL with a forearm strain, and Ivan Nova has been “hurting.” The rotation needs a boost, and Severino has the potential to do it, with a fastball hitting the mid 90s, showing movement and control. If he can be a legitimate starter going deep into innings, it could help the team weather the injury storm, setting them up for a playoff run. Since the Yankees did not go out and trade for a starting pitcher, the move was a no brainer.

Severino will pitch without any restrictions, meaning he will pitch as late into games as he can, taking pressure off of the busy bullpen. He’s coming in at the right time, and should definitely be fun to watch.