Luis Severino on track to return as Yankees pitching staff could see major boost

Luis Severino on the verge of rejoining Yankees.|Art or Photo Credit: USA Today

Luis Severino, currently rehabbing with the Double-A Trenton Thunder, will continue to pitch in Trenton for another start on Wednesday, and then rejoin the Yankees pitching staff.
The 25-year-old righty has been sidelined all season long with shoulder and lat issues but made a rehab appearance in Trenton last Friday, allowing five hits and one run with five strikeouts over three frames.
Wednesday will also mark the return of veteran CC Sabathia, who will start against the Detroit Tigers and be followed by Domingo German on the mound. Sabathia was dealing with a right knee issue and has not pitched since August 8.
Following a lengthy recovery from Tommy John surgery, reliever Ben Heller is expected to be activated for the Yankees' upcoming series in Detroit. Heller, 28, has not pitched in an MLB game since October 1, 2017, and owns a career ERA of 3.00 over parts of two seasons with the Bombers.
Top pitching prospect Deivi Garcia, 20, "could still be a factor" down the stretch, Aaron Boone told the media on Sunday. The youthful right-hander has impressed at three different levels in the minors this season, and has risen to become the No. 1 prospect in the Yankees organization, per
In non-pitching news, Aaron Hicks will receive a second opinion on his right elbow on Monday. The centerfielder suffered a right flexor strain and has not played since August 3. Boone recently told reporters that Hicks's injury could potentially end his season.
Stay tuned for the latest news and developments as the Yankees look to close out the regular season in search of their first AL East title since 2012.