With David Carpenter being designated for assignment, just a few minutes ago, could this mean Yankees top pitching prospect Luis Severino is close to being called up to the majors?
Severino was just moved up from double-a to triple-a last week, exciting the Yankee fans to think the fire-ball righty might very well be called soon. Now it could really happen. Hell -- it can happen sooner than we expected.
With Carpenter gone and Dellin Betances being the eighth inning setup to Andrew Miller, whose the other right-handed power arm in the Yankee bullpen? If Betances has a day off, Yankees have no right-handed pitcher in the bullpen to get out a right-handed bat in a big spot. All they have is left-handed pitchers.
And I'm guessing Severino is coming up to pitch in the bullpen. He's a starter, but he's not gonna start for the Yankees; I wouldn't think.
Severino in a Yankee bullpen with Justin Wilson, Jacob Lindgren, Chasen Shreve, Betances and Miller -- Yankees have a chance to be a force in the A.L East and possibly in the playoffs.