The New York Yankees are reportedly contemplating sending down Luis Severino after yet another rough outing.
According to WFAN, New York has discussed a break or demotion for the struggling youngster who owns a 0-4 record with a 6.31 ERA in five starts.
It also seems as though the struggles on the mound have found their way into his head, especially after dropping two soft tosses from the Yankees’ baseman Mark Teixeira leading to a run scored in last night’s 4-1 loss in Baltimore.
The season is on a downward spiral as New York has now lost six straight games.
The team is now 8-16 and given the failures with past top pitching prospects, it may be for the best that he gets it together at Triple-A so he can fix the problem and become the future ace that he was expected to be.
If sent down, he’d work on getting back to the basics that helped the Dominican phenom that struck out 56 batters in 62.1 innings and maintained a 2.89 ERA in 11 starts a year ago.
Current long reliever, Ivan Nova (1-1, 5.14 ERA) will likely be Sevy’s replacement if he is demoted.
Yanks have discussed break or demotion for struggling youngster Luis Severino, as said on @WFAN660AM. Nova possible fill-in
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) May 4, 2016