Following another awful outing, the New York Yankees have yet again sent Luis Severino down to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
This is not what the New York Yankees envisioned Luis Severino being prior to the start of the 2016 season.
The 22-year old right-hander was destined to take control of New York’s rotation and prove to everyone that he was, indeed, the future ace.
Boy, that has gone downhill in a hurry.
Following an outing against the Tampa Bay Rays in which he surrendered seven earned runs on eight hits and two home runs in front of a frustrated crowd of 41,473, Sevy has dropped to 1-8 with a despicable earned run average of 7.19.
Entering this game, he had the 11th highest ERA among pitchers with at least 40 innings under their belt which is why he has been demoted for the third time this season.
Taking his spot in the rotation will likely be Luis Cessa who is 6-3 with a 3.03 ERA and eight strikeouts per nine innings through 14 starts for the Railriders this season. In eight appearances in the Bronx, opponents are hitting .207 off him.
In the meantime, Severino will look to get it right in a league in which he dominates in hopes to prove he is more than just a quadruple-A starter or a bullpen arm.