Luis Severino Promoted to Tampa Yankees from Charleston RiverDogs

Top right-handed Yankees pitching prospect enjoyed strong first half in Charleston


Luis Severino Charleston RiverDogs

Luis Severino
Charleston RiverDogs

CHARLESTON, SC June 20, 2014 – 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.

Charleston continues its home series against the Kannapolis Intimidators tonight at 7:05pm at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. It is another ISHPI Red Shirt Friday, presented by 103.5 WEZL, and it is also Zombie Apocalypse Night, courtesy of Charleston rUNdead 5K. Friday’s festivities include “Zombie Tag” before the contest and a postgame fireworks display over the scenic Ashley River. Tickets may be purchased at the Riley Park Box Office, (843) 577-DOGS (3647) or on-line at If fans cannot make it to the ballpark, they are encouraged to tune in to all the action this year both home and away worldwide on and locally on 1250 WTMA, the new radio home for RiverDogs baseball.