Friday, June 20, 2014

Luis Severino Promoted, Russ Canzler Released

The New York Yankees have announced that Charleston RiverDogs right-handed pitcher Luis Severino has been promoted to the Single-A Tampa Yankees. Severino joins outfielder Aaron Judge as the second Yankees prospect in as many days to earn a promotion from the RiverDogs.

There is no corresponding move and the RiverDogs will have an active roster of 24 players, one below the maximum of 25.

According to Baseball America and, Severino is the best right-handed pitching prospect in the Yankees system and is second overall behind RiverDogs southpaw Ian Clarkin. The Sabana Del Mar, Dominican Republic native won each of his last two starts for a 3-2 overall record while also compiling a 2.79 earned run average. Severino also picked up 70 strikeouts compared to only 15 walks in 67.2 innings pitched for Charleston.

In other news the Yankees released first basemen Russ Canzler from his minor league contract today making him a free agent. No big loss there. 

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