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Luis Severino confident Yankees can make playoff run

Luis Severino will make one other rehab begin for Double-A Somerset on Wednesday and might be again within the rotation for his following begin, constructed as much as round 70 pitches.

His focus, although, is on greater than the common season.

The right-hander, out with a lat pressure that landed him on the 60-day IL, mentioned the Yankees can get again to the place they had been within the first half and can erase their latest struggles with an extended run in October.

“We’re still the same team,” Severino mentioned earlier than Tuesday’s rainout towards the Twins. “We won the last two games. We can’t do [anything] about the games we lost [before]. We can do something about tomorrow’s game and after that.”

And he’s confident they’re nonetheless poised for playoff success, with the Astros of their crosshairs.

“One hundred p.c,’’ Severino mentioned. “We really feel that’s the workforce to beat within the playoffs. All the historical past we’ve got [with them], we’ve got a chip on our shoulders. We [are] making an attempt to be the perfect.’’

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If they flip it round and do properly within the playoffs, Severino mentioned, what occurred in August received’t matter.

“If we win 10 in a row, no one will keep in mind the video games we lost,’’ mentioned Severino, who disagreed with the concept followers have been too onerous on the workforce throughout its latest slide.

“Absolutely not,’’ Severino said. “We’re the New York Yankees. We’re supposed to win. We’re supposed to be the best.”


Josh Donaldson hits an RBI single during the Yankees' win on Monday. He didn't run out of the box quickly and was thrown out of second trying to stretch it into a double.
Josh Donaldson hits an RBI single throughout the Yankees’ win on Monday. He didn’t run out of the field shortly and was thrown out of second making an attempt to stretch it right into a double.
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Aaron Boone mentioned he spoke with Josh Donaldson after the third baseman was thrown out at second base on Monday after observing his fly ball.

“We talked about it,” Boone mentioned. “[I said], ‘Let’s not let that happen.’ ”

But Boone added he doesn’t see it as a problem for Donaldson, who has had a disappointing first season with the Yankees.

“I don’t actually fear about him from [being in the] sport or attached standpoint,’’ Boone mentioned.

“He’s locked in. That was just one of those where you better be sure.”

Donaldson additionally has only one extra-base hit and one RBI in his final 10 video games, going 5-for-30 throughout that stretch.


Team president Randy Levine mentioned on “The Show” with The Post’s Joel Sherman and Jon Heyman that Boone has “done a good job,” however his future shall be decided after the season.

“He’s gonna should be evaluated on the finish of the season to see the place we’re,’’ Levine mentioned.

Levine additionally praised Boone’s résumé with the Yankees.

“He’s got a great track record,” Levine mentioned. “He’s won a lot of games. We haven’t won a World Series [in his tenure]. That’s bad, not just him. Everyone in this organization has a responsibility, from [owner] Hal [Steinbrenner], to me, to [GM Brian Cashman], to everyone involved.”


Ronald Guzman hit 16 dwelling runs as a rookie with the Rangers in 2018, however by no means matched that success once more, impacted by accidents.

He was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday to switch the injured Anthony Rizzo. Guzman had an OPS of .823 in 90 video games with SWB.

“It’s been a long process,’’ the lefty-swinging Guzman said. “I feel really good at the plate right now.”

Boone mentioned the 27-year-old Guzman “made a huge impression” in spring coaching.


Trey Sweeney was the most recent shortstop prospect to be promoted, from High-A Hudson Valley to Double-A Somerset, the place he’ll change Anthony Volpe, just lately bumped to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Oswald Peraza went from SWB to the Yankees final week.

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