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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 8/5/15

Luis Severino news all day, every day.

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Wall Street Journal | Daniel Barbarisi: The call-up of Luis Severino could signal the beginning of the next big Yankees youth movement, which has been planned by GM Brian Cashman for quite some time. Aaron Judge, Greg Bird, and more intriguing prospects could follow Severino up the ladder from Triple-A Scranton.

Newsday | Erik Bacharach: Even if Severino struggles against the Red Sox tonight, this won't be a one-and-done start for him at the MLB level--the rotation spot is his for the immediate future, and Cashman has a great deal of confidence in him.

NY Times | Tyler Kepner: Cashman stated that he felt the Yankees were better served allowing prospects like Severino and Bryan Mitchell to get a shot at the rotation rather than losing too many prospects or making marginal upgrades for people who might not even be as skilled.

NY Daily News | Anthony McCarron: It might have been disappointing to some fans that the Yankees refused to deal top prospects like Severino for the likes of David Price and Cole Hamels, but the truth is that an effort to integrate youth into the 25-man roster was going to need to come eventually. All of the best players don't hit the free agent market anymore, and this is simply a smart method to try to incorporate cheap, young talent onto the Yankees. | Jonathan Mayo: A trio of well-regarded pitching prospects debut this week with Severino, Jon Gray, and Henry Owens graduating to the major league level. Mayo noted that Severino has multiple "plus pitches" and can command all of them well. Not bad.

FanGraphs | Eno Sarris: Is it smarter to invest in rookie pitchers like Severino or rookie hitters, from a fantasy perspective?