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(Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

CC Sabathia allowed nine hits and two runs in 5 1/3 innings as the Yankees beat the Phillies, 3-2, on Friday afternoon >> Box score


  • Sabathia walked one and struck out one during his 5 1/3 innings. His ERA for the spring is now 6.75.
  • Luis Severino struck out five batters in three perfect innings.
  • Aaron Judge went 1-for-3 with a run scored.
Tags: Aaron Judge, CC Sabathia, Luis Severino
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Feb 17, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery (90) tosses to first base in bunt drills during MLB spring training workouts at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports (Reinhold Matay)
Feb 17, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery (90) tosses to first base in bunt drills during MLB spring training workouts at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports (Reinhold Matay)

Jordan Montgomery has emerged as a candidate for the fifth spot in the Yankees rotation, Newsday reports.

The 24-year-old has a 3.48 ERA in four Grapefruit League outinjgs, all in relief. He went 14-5 with a 2.13 ERA in 25 starts between Double-A and Triple-A last season.

"We're looking at him," Joe Girardi said of Montgomery "I like him a lot. I think he's got really good downward angle. I think he's got deception. I'm very curious."

Luis Severino (5.06 ERA) and Luis Cessa (6.52 ERA) have struggled this spring, leaving Girardi to consider Montgomery.

Tags: Bryan Mitchell, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino
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New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi is mulling over Luis Severino and Adam Warren for a possible spot in the rotation as Opening Day nears.

The two pitchers have had vastly different springs, and Sunday's game -- a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros -- was a huge example of it.

Warren gave up one run and four hits in 3 2/3 innings as the starter, while Severino, pitching in relief, gave up three runs, six hits and two walks in 3 1/3 innings.

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(Jonathan Dyer)

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

Bullpen use is evolving in the Major Leagues and if there is a team that has a chance to utilize one of the "new" nuances, it is the New York Yankees.

I'm not speaking of the best relievers coming into games in the fifth or sixth inning as we saw often during the 2016 postseason. While the Indians' deployment of Andrew Miller demonstrated how effective teams can be when they employ relievers that are not only dominant, but can also last more than one inning in the process, such use throughout the regular season is seen as unrealistic.

The Yankees have two dominant relievers in Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman, but each of them should be relegated to one-inning performances for the most part this season. If the club reaches the postseason, they could extend their appearances, but I don't expect it to happen often in the regular season.

Tags: Adam Warren, Alroldis Chapman, Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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 (Bill Streicher)
(Bill Streicher)

Luis Severino allowed one run on two hits while walking one and striking out four in three innings as the Yankees lost to the Rays, 10-6, on Tuesday >> Read the full box score here


  • Gary Sanchez went 1-for-3 with a homer -- his fourth of the spring.
  • Greg Bird went 2-for-3 and is hitting .429.
  • SS prospect Gleyber Torres went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer...
Tags: Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Luis Severino
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Mar 5, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Matt Holliday (17) doubles during the sixth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Mar 5, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Matt Holliday (17) doubles during the sixth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Gary SanchezMatt HollidayAaron Hicks and Kyle Higashioka all went deep for the Yankees, who defeated Team Canada, 10-4, on Wednesday afternoon in Tampa.


  • Holliday and Hicks drove in two runs apiece. Hicks also singled and scored twice, finsihing 2-for-3.
  • Prospect Jorge Mateo went 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored.
  • Chase Headley tripled and scored while Jacoby Ellsbury doubled and scored a run.
  • Luis Severino allowed a two-run homer in the first but kept Canada off the board over his next three frames. The right-hander was charged with two runs on four hits and a walk with four strikeouts in four innings.
  • Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in his only inning of work. 

Next Up:

The Yankees hit the road to face the Braves at Champion Field on Thursday at 1:05 p.m. Michael Pineda will toe the rubber in his second Grapefruit League start.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Alroldis Chapman, Chase Headley, Gary Sanchez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jorge Mateo, Luis Severino
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge flies out during the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins Tuesday, March 8, 2016, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (Jeff Roberson/AP)
New York Yankees' Aaron Judge flies out during the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins Tuesday, March 8, 2016, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) (Jeff Roberson/AP)

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Spring Training baseball is filled with surprising developments and Yankees camp has been no different. Yet, we all know that some of what happens in is quickly dispelled as it progresses, or dissipates as teams head north to begin the regular season. With the Yankees off to a 9-3 start, which performances can the team confidently embrace?

One of the Yankees' biggest questions heading into spring training centered on Aaron Judge's ability to make the necessary adjustments to his swing and approach at the plate as he competes for the starting right field job. The common belief was if Judge, who turns 25 years old in April, failed to display significant improvement at the plate, he would find himself in Triple-A at the start of the season...

Tags: Aaron Judge, Adam Warren, Bryan Mitchell, Greg Bird, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Chris Carelli
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(Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

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The Yankees have five players who are favorites to make the 25-man roster participating in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, which begins Monday with Round Robin play. What is the potential level of impact for the players and the club?

No impact

Tyler Clippard, who is on the United States club, will likely feel no impact from his participation. The veteran 34-year-old right handed reliever came to camp with a job locked down and nothing in particular to work on other than getting ready for the regular season...

Tags: Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Luis Severino, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Luis Severino throws a pitch during the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Luis Severino throws a pitch during the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Yankees lost to the Toronto Blue Jays, 3-2, on the road on Friday.


  • RHP Luis Severino struggled, allowing two runs, four hits and a walk in 2 1/3 innings. He struck out four batters and gave up a two-run home run to Jose Bautista.
  • Aaron Judge went 2-for-3, while Jacoby Ellsbury and Austin Romine each went 1-for-3.
Tags: Aaron Judge, Austin Romine, Luis Severino, Toronto Blue Jays
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Mar 2, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapamn (54) pitches in the fourth inning in the spring training game against the Baltimore Orioles at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports (Jonathan Dyer)
Mar 2, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapamn (54) pitches in the fourth inning in the spring training game against the Baltimore Orioles at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports (Jonathan Dyer)

Matt Holliday, Greg Bird and Billy McKinney homered to lead the Yankees past the Orioles, 8-1, on Thursday night in Tampa.

  • Bird's two-run homer was his third of the spring.
  • Holliday hit a solo shot for his first home run.
  • McKinney went 2-for-2 with three RBIs, homering for the second time.
Tags: Adam Warren, Alroldis Chapman, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Jorge Mateo, Luis Severino
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New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino (40) and pitcher Luis Cessa (85) work out as pitchers and catchers report for spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino (40) and pitcher Luis Cessa (85) work out as pitchers and catchers report for spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement)

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

Battles in spring training are as common as tired arms and late swings. However, when a rotation competition goes two roles deep and has five competitors, some might question the team's reasoning.

Why such an expanded competition?

Tags: Adam Warren, Bryan Mitchell, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Chris Carelli
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(Brad Penner)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV:

Yankees manager Joe Girardi begins his 10th season as the club's skipper with arguably his toughest test ahead of him. Until the 2016 trade deadline passed, Girardi consistently managed a roster filled with star-studded, high-salaried, yet older players. When the dust settled, Girardi was in the midst of a full-blown transition, with a roster teeming with young talent. In the final year of his contract, can Girardi get the most out of the youngest team the Yankees have fielded since the 1990s, and thus earn another contract?

How did Girardi fare in 2016?

Coming off a Wild Card appearance in 2015, the Yankees returned a bulk of the same roster for 2016 with renewed expectations. Unfortunately, not all the veterans were able to replicate their inspired play from 2015. The Yankees got off to a 9-17 start and found themselves at the .500 mark as they reached the trade deadline...

Tags: Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Luis Severino, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) pitches during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Bill Streicher)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) pitches during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Bill Streicher)

Yankees pitcher Luis Severino worked on his mechanics this offseason with Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez in the Dominic Republic, reports Mike Mazzeo of the NY Daily News.

After coming off a promising stint in 2015, the 22-year-old Severino struggled last season. He was 3-8 with a 5.83 ERA over 22 appearances split between the rotation and bullpen.

Severino sought out Pedro's assistance after a mutual friend put the two in touch.

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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) talks on the dugout phone during the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) talks on the dugout phone during the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

While a good number of players have already reported to Tampa, Tuesday marks the official beginning of spring training for the New York Yankees. As any other club, the Yankees have several areas of uncertainty which they hope will be resolved by April.

Who rounds out rotation?

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Adam Warren, Alroldis Chapman, Bryan Mitchell, Dellin Betances, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Tyler Austin, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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 (Neville E. Guard)
(Neville E. Guard)

The Yankees made a late push to sign free agent RH reliever Sergio Romoreports Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com.

Romo agreed to a one-year deal with the Dodgers on Monday, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

The 33-year-old Romo had a 2.64 ERA (3.80 FIP) and 1.07 WHIP with 33 strikeouts in 30 2/3 innings (40 appearances) for the Giants last season.

Tags: Adam Warren, Bryan Mitchell, Dellin Betances, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Tyler Clippard
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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)

Yankees LHP CC Sabathia believes the young New York team has tremendous upside entering the 2017 season, and is capabale of exceeding expectations and contending for a spot in the playoffs.

"I think we have a tremendous amount of talent in the room," Sabathia said, according to Brian Heyman of Newsday. "We are very young, but I think we have a chance to be able to open up some eyes and kind of surprise some people, I guess."

Following the end of last season, Sabathia underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. Yet the 36-year old veteran says he will be ready for Spring Training in Tampa in two weeks.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Luis Severino
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) pitches during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Bill Streicher)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) pitches during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Bill Streicher)

After a disappointing 2016 season, Yankees pitcher Luis Severino has sought to improve his mechanics, even working with Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez to make adjustments, according to Brendan Kuty of NJ.com.

Severino was 3-8 with a 5.83 ERA last season with the Yankees after a successful 11-start run in 2015. Severino believes his release point affected his command, which led to poor results. Working with Martinez, Severino is looking to correct these mistakes. 

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 (Butch Dill)
(Butch Dill)

The Yankees will almost certainly head in to Spring Training without making any further roster moves, GM Brian Cashman said recently.

"Realistically, the trade front has been the more active conversations, not that there's anything pending," Cashman said, according to Byran Hoch of MLB.com. "I do believe we're at 99.9 percent plus that what we have is what we're going to camp with, but you have to continue to stay engaged."

The Yankees have had interest in trading for Pirates LHP Jose Quintana, but Cashman said the price tags on certain players have been exorbitant.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Bryan Mitchell, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino
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(Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV:

The 2016 MLB postseason thrust relief pitching to the forefront of the game.

Teams with dominant relievers who could be used during high-leverage situations regardless of the inning and for more than three outs succeeded. The contention that such usage of bullpen arms would not survive the rigors of the regular season is fair, but how close can teams get to the style?

Tags: Bryan Mitchell, Dellin Betances, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) pitches during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Bill Streicher)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) pitches during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Bill Streicher)

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

Barring a change of heart from Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, the club will not be bringing a new face into the 2017 rotation.

Cashman recently told the New York Post that filling the rotation voids will be too difficult for the Yankees to accomplish via free agency (payroll issues) or trade (unwillingness to meet demands). Instead, Cashman will stick with the youth theme, hoping that a couple of in-house talents emerge as viable fourth and fifth starters (or better).

Luis Cessa came over in last offseason's trade of Justin Wilson to the Detroit Tigers. The Yankees figured Cessa would provide some depth for the organization's Triple-A club. Due to various factors, Cessa, who turns 25 in April, became much more important to the Yankees than that as he tallied 70 1/3 innings with the big league club.

Tags: Adam Warren, Bryan Mitchell, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (11) hits an RBI single against the Tampa Bay Rays during the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium. ( Adam Hunger)
New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (11) hits an RBI single against the Tampa Bay Rays during the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium. ( Adam Hunger)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV:

If Yankees GM Brian Cashman hopes to add new pieces to the roster or significantly change from within, it will likely come at the expense of left fielder Brett Gardner.

Cashman arrived at the Winter Meetings ahead of his normal offseason pace having made a preliminary move Sunday, signing Matt Holliday to be their primary designated hitter. The team left Thursday having agreed to terms with Aroldis Chapman for five years, $86 million to be their closer.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Adam Warren, Brett Gardner, Bryan Mitchell, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Tyler Austin, Chris Carelli
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 (Patrick Gorski)
(Patrick Gorski)

The New York Yankees received a Cy Young worthy effort from Masahiro Tanaka and a triumphant comeback from CC Sabathia in 2016, but after that the starting rotation was wildly inconsistent. The results will most certainly push the Yankees into investigating the starting pitching market via free agency and through trades, but will they make any significant moves?

The Yankees have options in the organization to round out the rotation -- Michael Pineda, Luis SeverinoLuis CessaBryan Mitchell and Chad Green -- plus a handful of minor leaguers looking to become part of the conversation. The issue here is that there are significant questions about each of those options and to be honest, there are potential problems with Tanaka (elbow) and Sabathia (age) as well. Should the Yankees sit back and hope for the best without approaching the market, the club could miss their second-straight postseason and fourth in five seasons.

Tags: Bryan Mitchell, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Chris Carelli
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Aug 31, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Dillin Betances (68) celebrates with catcher Gary Sanchez (24) after beating the Kansas City Royals in thirteen inning at Kauffman Stadium. The Yankees won 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports (Peter Aiken)
Aug 31, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Dillin Betances (68) celebrates with catcher Gary Sanchez (24) after beating the Kansas City Royals in thirteen inning at Kauffman Stadium. The Yankees won 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports (Peter Aiken)

Former Yankee Mariano Rivera said despite struggles Dellin Betances had at the end of the season, the new closer still has the talent to pitch well at the end of games, reports Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News. Rivera was on hand at Wrigley Field on Saturday night as part of a pregame ceremony to hand out awards for the top relievers in baseball. There, Rivera said Betances can still pitch well in the closer's roll that he had problems with at the end of last season.

Tags: Dellin Betances, Luis Severino, Chris Carelli
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 (John Rieger)
(John Rieger)

After finishing the season with an 84-78 record, good for fourth place in the American League East, the New York Yankees can look at their pitching staff as a facet that excelled at various points in the season, but had holes throughout.RotationMasahiro Tanaka earns ace money, and in 2016 he pitched like he deserved it. The 27-year-old right-hander hurled a career-high 199 2/3 innings, generating a 3.07 earned run average (3.51 FIP). The ERA was good for third-best in the American League. Tanaka went 14-4 for the Yankees, and the team was 23-8 in his starts. He stopped losing streaks and kept winning streaks going. Tanaka is the unquestioned ace of this staff.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Adam Warren, Andrew Miller, Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi, Richard Bleier, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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( Adam Hunger)

The Yankees and Orioles play the second game of their three-game series on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. 

Follow the game live on SNY.tv...


Orioles Yankees
Adam Jones, CF Brett Gardner, LF
Hyun Soo Kim, LF Aaron Hicks, CF
Manny Machado, 3B Starlin Castro, 2B
Mark Trumbo, DH Billy Butler, DH
Matt Wieters, C Mark Teixeira, 1B
Chris Davis, 1B Chase Headley, 3B
Jonathan Schoop, 2B Austin Romine, C
Michael Bourn, RF Tyler Austin, RF
JJ Hardy, SS Ronald Torreyes, SS

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Luis Severino (3-8, 5.75 ERA) -- will be making the start Saturday in place of Masahiro Tanaka, who has been shut down with a right forearm strain. Is 2-0 with a 1.13 ERA in nine September appearances. Threw two outings of scoreless relief against the Orioles in early September. 


Who's Pitching for the Orioles: LHP Wade Miley (2-5, 6.38 ERA) -- had one of his best starts of the year last time out, throwing 8.2 innings of one-run ball against Arizona. Gave up four runs on five hits in five innings of work against the Yankees on Sept. 4. 

Tags: Luis Severino, Baltimore Orioles

New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) looks on from the dugou against the Kansas City Royals during the ninth inning at Kauffman Stadium. (Peter Aiken)
New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) looks on from the dugou against the Kansas City Royals during the ninth inning at Kauffman Stadium. (Peter Aiken)

Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will not make his scheduled start Saturday and Luis Severino will pitch in his place, the Yankees announced Friday. 

"No Tanaka," Joe Girardi told reporters after Friday's game. "We just decided it's the most starts he's had here. It's the most innings he's had. It's the third-most innings he's had in his career. He's healthy. He threw a really good bullpen a couple of days ago, but it just doesn't make any sense to us."

Tanaka, who missed his last start with a forearm strain, played catch earlier in the week and hoped to pitch against the Orioles. Instead, Tanaka's season will come to an end. He finishes the year at 14-4 with a 3.07 ERA in 199.2 innings. 

Severino will be making his 11th start with the Yankees this season. He is 3-8 with a 5.75 ERA in 67.1 innings at the major league level in 2016. 

Tags: Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka

 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

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The New York Yankees turned a ho-hum season into one of excitement as they made a run into postseason contention amid roster turnover. While the run came to an official end Thursday night, the final series of the regular season still carries importance to the Yankees.

Last look at some kids

Tags: Dellin Betances, Luis Severino, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Mason Williams, Rob Refsnyder
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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (Dan Hamilton/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (Dan Hamilton/USA Today Sports Images)

Aaron Hicks and Mark Teixeira homered in a five-run ninth inning and the New York Yankees hung on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 7-5, Monday at Rogers Centre. >> Read more

  • Teixeira hit a one-out home run off Jason GrilliDidi Gregorius followed with a single and Hicks homered to right field to break the 3-3 tie.
  • Jacoby Ellsbury hit an RBI single and Gary Sanchez a sac fly off Danny Barnes that gave the Yankees a 7-3 lead.
  • Dellin Betances walked two batters and made an error in the bottom of the ninth inning before he was pulled without recording an out.
  • Tommy Layne came in and allowed two runs on a bases-loaded walk and Dioner Navarro single, but got Russell Martin to ground into a fielder's choice and Troy Tulowitzki to foul out to end the game.
  • Manager Joe Girardi, starting pitcher Luis Severino, pitching coach Larry Rothschild and bench coach Rob Thomson were all ejected by the second inning.
  • Jonathn Holder allowed two runs in the third inning on a Tulowitzki RBI double and Michael Saunders RBI single that gave the Blue Jays a 3-1 lead.
  • Brett Gardner went 3 for 4 with three runs scored and Ellsbury went 2 for 4 with two RBIs. Sanchez hit an RBI ground out in the first inning.

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The Yankees' performance over the 14 games previous to Monday's seemed to demonstrate the club had no fight left in them, which seemed ridiculous considering they were closing in on a playoff spot after a seven-game win streak. But, J.A. Happ provided a spark by "having his teammate's back," to which Severino added gasoline by retaliating in kind.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Brett Gardner, Dellin Betances, Gary Sanchez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Luis Severino, Mark Teixeira, Toronto Blue Jays
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Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak looks on as New York Yankees staff and players restrain catcher Gary Sanchez during a bench clearing brawl in the third inning at Rogers Centre. (Dan Hamilton/USA Today Sports Images)
Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak looks on as New York Yankees staff and players restrain catcher Gary Sanchez during a bench clearing brawl in the third inning at Rogers Centre. (Dan Hamilton/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees right-hander Luis Severino was ejected after hitting Toronto's Justin Smoak with a pitch in the second inning Monday night, leading to an angry shoving match between the teams.

Both benches and bullpens emptied and several scrums broke out near home plate after Severino threw inside to Smoak with his first pitch of the inning and then hit him in the leg with his second.

There was plenty of jostling in a large mass of players, but it did not appear any punches were thrown.

Tags: Chase Headley, Luis Severino, Toronto Blue Jays
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) pitches during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Bill Streicher)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) pitches during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Bill Streicher)

The Yankees look to win the final game of their four-game series with the Blue Jays in Toronto on Monday at 7:07 p.m. 

Follow the game live on SNY.tv...


Yankees Blue Jays
Brett Gardner, LF Devon Travis, 2B
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Josh Donaldson, 3B
Gary Sanchez, C Edwin Encarnacion, DH
Billy Butler, DH Jose Bautista, RF
Chase Headley, 3B Russell Martin, C
Mark Teixeira, 1B Troy Tulowitzki, SS
Didi Gregorius, SS Michael Saunders, LF
Aaron Hicks, RF Justin Smoak, 1B
Ronald Torreyes, 2B Kevin Pillar, CF

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Luis Severino (3-8, 5.70 ERA) will start for the Yankees for the first time since Aug. 14. Severino has been sensational since moving into the bullpen, allowing only one earned run on seven hits in 15 innings. Prior to his transition to the bullpen, Severino had a 8.58 ERA in his nine starts this season.


Who's Pitching for the Blue Jays: LHP J.A. Happ (20-4, 3.28) has allowed more than three runs just twice in his last 14 starts, and has not allowed more than four runs during that span. In his last outing, Happ allowed two earned runs on six hits while striking out eight in five innings. 

Tags: Luis Severino, Toronto Blue Jays

 (Kim Klement)
(Kim Klement)

Michael Pineda allowed two runs and struck out 11 in 5 1/3 innings and Gary Sanchez homered again as the Yankees beat the Rays, 5-3, on Tuesday night in Tampa.

  • Trailing 2-1 in the seventh inning, Brett Gardner hit game-tying RBI single and Gary Sanchez launched a three-run homer to give the Yankees a 5-2 lead.
  • A passed ball by Gary Sanchez in the eighth inning allowed the Rays to draw within 5-3.
  • Brad Miller's two-run triple in the third inning gave the Rays a 2-0 lead.
  • The Yankees drew within 2-1 in the fourth when Mark Teixeira hit a solo homer.
  • Luis Severino tossed 1 1/3 innings of scoreless ball in relief, while Tyler Clippard allowed a run in his inning of work.
  • Dellin Betances fired a perfect ninth inning to earn the save.

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The Yankees' very faint playoff hopes remain alive. The Rays have been playing spoiler this month, and were set to strike again, having the Yankees down 2-1 at the top of the seventh inning, despite an 11-strikeout performance from Michael Pineda. But with the score tied, the Rays decided to pitch to Gary Sanchez with a base open and he unloaded another 400-plus-foot home run.

Tags: Brett Gardner, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, Tyler Clippard
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Sweeny Murti breaks down all the action from the Yankees' 2-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the series finale.

Dellin Betances allowed two runs in the ninth inning of a scoreless game as the Yankees lost to the Dodgers, 2-0, on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.

  • Betances surrendered an RBI double to Justin Turner in the ninth as the Dodgers took a 1-0 lead. Later in the inning, Betances threw away a grounder from Yasmani Grandal, allowing Los Angeles to up their lead to 2-0.
  • Michael Pineda allowed two hits while walking two and striking out five in four scoreless innings.
  • The Yankees managed just one hit in five innings against Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw, and had three hits overall.
  • Luis Severino and Tyler Clippard combined to toss three scoreless innings in relief.

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The Yankees had to feel good once Clayton Kershaw exited the game after five innings with the game knotted at zero, but those feelings dissipated with their closer on the mound in a messy ninth inning.

Tags: Dellin Betances, Luis Severino, Michael Pineda, Tyler Clippard
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(Noah K. Murray)

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A second relief stint might not be where New York Yankees RHP Luis Severino expected to be assisting the team, but he is once again an integral piece to the club's pursuit of a spot in the playoffs.

When Severino burst onto the scene as a starter last summer, he impressed with his electric stuff, but it was the poise he showed as a 21-year-old that seemed to separate him from other young pitchers. Severino's performance in 2015 aided the Yankees' run to their first postseason berth in two seasons and he looked to be the ace of the starting staff for years to come. Instead, Severino's path took a major detour.

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New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

Luis Severino pitched three scoreless innings in relief in the New York Yankees' 2-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.

Severino twice pitched out of a jam involving a runner in scoring position. He struck out Jose Bautista with a runner on second base to end the sixth inning, and struck out Melvin Upton Jr. with a runner on third base to end the seventh.

Severino, 22, has appeared as a reliever in seven games this season, giving up one unearned run, two hits and six walks in 14 1/3 innings. In nine starts this season, he is 0-8 with an 8.58 ERA.

Tags: Austin Romine, Bryan Mitchell, Dellin Betances, Luis Severino, Mark Teixeira, Tyler Clippard
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GEICO Sportsnite: Yankees sweep 00:01:38
SNY's Sweeny Murti gets the reaction from the Yankees locker room after the team completed a sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays at the Stadium.

Bryan Mitchell tossed five shutout innings as the Yankees beat the Blue Jays, 2-0, on Wednesday night to finish a three-game sweep at Yankee Stadium.

  • Starlin Castro's solo homer in the third inning gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead.
  • Later in the third inning, Brian McCann's RBI single made it 2-0, Yankees.
  • Mitchell was strong in his first start of the season, limiting Toronto to four hits while walking two and striking out two during his five scoreless innings.
  • Luis Severino tossed three scoreless innings in relief of Mitchell.
  • Tyler Clippard struck out two in a perfect ninth inning to earn the save.

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The Yankees answered the call in a big way and it was done by a pitcher in his first MLB appearance of the season and another who has rediscovered his confidence as a reliever.

Tags: Brian McCann, Luis Severino, Starlin Castro, Tyler Clippard
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 (Bill Streicher)
(Bill Streicher)

The Yankees have added six players to their roster, which expanded Thursday to accommodate up to 40 players.

INF Rob Refnsyder, RHP Luis Severino, and RHP Nick Goody were recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre.

RHP Kirby Yates was recalled from Rookie-level Pulaski.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Kirby Yates, Luis Severino, Nick Goody, Rob Refsnyder
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 (Peter Aiken)
(Peter Aiken)

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In a span of several days in late July, the New York Yankees traded their closer, were swept by the last-place Tampa Bay Rays and then traded their replacement closer and best hitter to that point in the season.

It was the correct approach, but one that typically signals that focus has shifted to next season. A month later, the Yankees might be a serious playoff contender.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Adam Warren, Alex Rodriguez, Brian McCann, Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Chase Headley, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Rob Refsnyder, Ronald Torreyes, Starlin Castro, Tyler Clippard
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 (Kim Klement)
(Kim Klement)

Major League Baseball is just days away from allowing teams to expand their rosters to 40 for the September stretch run.

Some of the New York Yankees' affiliates will be participating in the playoffs, so the timing of call-ups might be skewed depending on the big club's needs.

When the rosters expand it allows rebuilding teams to test some of their younger players, but it can also provide a lift for an MLB team in search of a postseason berth. The Yankees find themselves within striking distance of a playoff spot despite an up and down season, making the roster expansion more important to the current situation, but it will also have an impact on the future decisions for the club this offseason.

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Manager Joe Girardi takes the ball from Nathan Eovaldi earlier this season in San Diego. (Jake Roth (USA Today))
Manager Joe Girardi takes the ball from Nathan Eovaldi earlier this season in San Diego. (Jake Roth (USA Today))

Yankees RHP Nathan Eovaldi underwent Tommy John and flexor tendon surgery on Friday, the team announced, saying the procedures went 'as expected.'

It was Eovaldi's second Tommy John surgery.

He had been diagnosed with a partial tear of his UCL and a torn flexor tendon. 

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New York Yankees RHP Chad Green (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees RHP Chad Green (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees RHP Chad Green took a perfect game into the fifth inning and struck out a career-high 11 batters in six scoreless innings in a 1-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday at Yankee Stadium.

After Green (2-2) retired the first 13 batters he faced, he then allowed back-to-back hits that put runners on second and third with one out. Handed a 1-0 lead thanks to Aaron Judge's RBI double in the fourth inning, Green struck out Justin Smoak and Melvin Upton Jr. to end the inning.

"I think sometimes when you get in those situations you try to overthrow too much; I was just trying to focus on the glove," Green said, according to the New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand. "I was confident right there."

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees' loss 00:00:32
Yankees manager Joe Girardi discusses starting pitcher Luis Severino's struggles on the hill against the Rays.

Luis Severino gave up seven runs in 3 2/3 innings as the Yankees lost 12-3 to the Rays Sunday at Yankee Stadium. >>Read the full AP game recap at SNY.tv. .


  • Severino, who was sent back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after the game, struck out seven, but also gave up eight hits. That included a three-run blast by Corey Dickerson in Tampa Bay's six-run fourth. Severino was briefly demoted to the minors last week but was recalled after Nathan Eovaldi went on the disabled list. He dropped to 1-8 and his ERA went from 6.42 to 7.19.
  • It was also a tough day for Yankees reliever Luis Cessa, who allowed five runs and five hits, including a three-run homer by Nick Franklin.
  • Gary Sanchez hit a two-run homer and Aaron Judge a solo homer against Rays' starter Jake Odorizzi.
  • Evan Longoria had four RBI for Tampa.

What's next...

Toronto comes to Yankee Stadium Monday to start a three-game series at 7:05 p.m. R.A. Dickey (8-12, 4.61 ERA) goes for the Jays; the Yankees have not named a starter.

Tags: Luis Severino, Tampa Bay Rays

The Yankees added RHP Blake Parker to their active roster.

He will wear No. 47.

Parker was acquired off waivers from the Mariners on Wednesday. In 38 relief appearances in Triple-A, Parker recorded a 2.72 ERA to go along with 56 strikeouts in 39 2/3 innings. 

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (30) pitches against the New York Mets during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (30) pitches against the New York Mets during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)

The Yankees and Red Sox continue their three-game series in Boston on Wednesday.

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Yankees Red Sox
Brett Gardner, LF Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Xander Bogaerts, SS
Chase Headley, 3B Mookie Betts, RF
Mark Teixeira, 1B David Ortiz, DH
Starlin Castro, 2B Hanley Ramirez, 1B
Didi Gregorius, SS Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Gary Sanchez, DH Travis Shaw, 3B
Austin Romine, C Sandy Leon, C
Aaron Hicks, RF Andrew Benintendi, LF

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Nathan Eovaldi (9-8, 4.80) - Eovaldi, who throws as hard or harder than any starter in the major leagues, has lost his last two starts to fall to 9-8 and is 2-2 with a 3.60 ERA in four starts since returning to the rotation after a demotion to the bullpen. His nine wins lead the Yankees and he is 3-0 with a 4.60 ERA lifetime against the Red Sox -- 2-0 with a 5.94 in three starts at Fenway Park.


Who's Pitching for the Red Sox: LHP Drew Pomeranz (0-2, 6.20 in AL) - Pomeranz pitched against the Yankees with San Diego on July 2, yielding a run on five hits and striking out seven in seven innings. He then threw seven innings of two-hit/shutout ball against the Dodgers in Los Angeles and that was it for his career with the Padres.

 

Tags: Luis Severino, Boston Red Sox

 (Bob DeChiara)
(Bob DeChiara)

Luis Severino was hit hard as the Yankees lost to the Red Sox, 5-3, on Tuesday night at Fenway Park.


  • With the Red Sox leading 3-2 in the fifth inning, Dustin Pedroia's RBI double and David Ortiz' run-scoring single extended their lead to 5-2. Andrew Benintendi's RBI double earlier in the frame had given the Red Sox a 3-2 lead.
  • The Yankees drew a bases loaded walk in the ninth inning to cut the deficit to 5-3 but Mark Teixeira struck out to end the game.
  • Dustin Pedroia's two-run double in the third inning tied things, 2-2.
  • Chase Headley's RBI double in the second inning and Brian McCann's run-scoring single in the third had given the Yankees a 2-0 lead.
  • Severino allowed five runs on seven hits while walking none and striking out three in 4 1/3 innings.

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Luis Severino was not nearly as good as he had been coming out of the bullpen since his call-up, and couldn't make an early 2-0 lead hold up. The Yankees are going to have to deal with the growing pains through the rest of the season where it concerns Severino.

Tags: Brian McCann, Chase Headley, Luis Severino, Mark Teixeira
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) pitches against the New York Mets during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) pitches against the New York Mets during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)

The Yankees and Red Sox begin a three-game series in Boston on Tuesday night at 7:10p.m. 

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Yankees Red Sox
Brett Gardner, LF Mookie Betts, RF
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Mark Teixeira, 1B David Ortiz, DH
Brian McCann, DH Hanley Ramirez, 1B
Starlin Castro, 2B Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Didi Gregorius, SS Travis Shaw, 3B
Chase Headley, 3B Brock Holt, SS
Gary Sanchez, C Sandy Leon, C
Aaron Hicks, RF Andrew Benintendi, LF

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Luis Severino (1-6, 6.02 ERA) moves back into the rotation after two appearances out of the Yankees' bullpen in the last two weeks. Prior to moving to the bullpen, Severino made 11 starts in Triple-A, posting a 7-1 record with a 3.11 ERA and 1.07 WHIP. He last appeared on Aug. 3 against the Mets, pitching 4.1 innings and allowing one unearned run on one hit and one walk while striking out five.


Who's Pitching for the Red Sox: RHP Rick Porcello (14-3 3.46 ERA) lost his last decision for the first time since May 17, allowing three earned runs, all off solo HRs, on four hits while striking out eight. Porcello had only allowed two HRs in his previous nine starts prior to last week's loss against the Mariners.

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GEICO SportsNite: A-Rod's finale 00:01:25
Yankees manager Joe Girardi and several of his players react to Alex Rodriguez's retirement announcement.

New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez announced he will play his final game in pinstripes on Friday. Rodriguez, 41, has spent 12 of his 22 seasons with the Yankees, and will become a special adviser after he is unconditionally released after Friday's game.

Rodriguez has hit 696 home runs, the fourth-most in MLB history, 3,114 hits and 2,084 RBIs in 2,781 career games. A three-time MVP, Rodriguez has earned nearly $400 million in his career, according to Baseball-Reference.

Several teammates expressed their gratitude toward Rodriguez.

Tags: Alex Rodriguez, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, CC Sabathia, Didi Gregorius, Luis Severino, Mark Teixeira
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 (Greg M. Cooper)
(Greg M. Cooper)

The Yankees have recalled RHP Johnny Barbato and optioned RHP Chad Green to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the team announced.

Luis Severino will start in place of Green on Tuesday, Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters.

Green, 25, allowed three runs on eight hits while walking four and striking out two in 3 2/3 innings Wednesday night against the Mets.

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GEICO SportsNite: Teixeira 00:01:38
Sweeny Murti reports on Mark Teixeira's big offensive night against the Mets in the Yankees' 9-5 victory.

The Yankees hit Steven Matz hard as they beat the Mets, 9-5, on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.

  • Mark Teixeira's three-run homer in the second inning gave the Yankees a 6-3 lead.
  • After the Mets got within 6-4 in the seventh inning, Rob Refsnyder's sacrifice fly in the bottom half of the inning made it 7-4, Yankees. Later int he frame, a run-scoring infield single from Starlin Castro and a bases loaded walk extended their lead to 9-4.
  • Rene Rivera's RBI single in the second inning tied things, 3-3.
  • The Yankees took a 3-2 lead in the second inning on the strength of a two-run double from Chase Headley and an RBI double by Didi Gregorius.
  • The Mets jumped on Chad Green in the first inning, with Curtis Granderson's leadoff home run and James Loney's RBI single giving them a 2-0 lead.
  • Chad Green allowed three runs on eight hits while walking four and striking out two in 3 2/3 innings.
  • Luis Severino relieved Green and allowed just one run on one hit while walking one and striking out five in 4 1/3 innings.

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The Yankees showed some life in various ways tonight. After Green was shaky, Severino took over and was once again electric.

Tags: Chase Headley, Didi Gregorius, Luis Severino, Mark Teixeira, Nathan Eovaldi, Rob Refsnyder, Starlin Castro
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino delivers to the Texas Rangers in the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Jim Cowsert/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino delivers to the Texas Rangers in the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Jim Cowsert/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees RHP Luis Severino said he welcomes a bullpen role after the team called him up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday.

"I don't think it's going to be difficult. I think it's going to be a little different," Severino told YES Network. "When you're a starter, you have to know five days to prepare yourself. ... Here, you have to be overprepared."

The Yankees recalled Severino, 22, from the minors, and despite him being a starting pither for most of his professional career, will have him available out of the bullpen for Monday's game against the Houston Astros.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

The Yankees have called up RHP Luis Severino from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Shane Hennigan of the Scranton Times-Tribune reports.

Severino will be in the bullpen on Monday night, reports Chad Jennings of LoHud.

Severino had been sent down after he posted a 7.46 ERA and 1.68 WHIP in 35 innings (seven starts).

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