Baseball America's Josh Norris broke the news:
Luis Severino lands on Trenton DL.
— Josh Norris (@jnorris427) August 9, 2014
Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News confirmed it was indeed Severino's oblique as the cause:
Yanks' prospect Luis Severino, a RHP, was just put on the Double-A disabled list with an oblique injury, the Trenton Thunder announced.
— Anthony McCarron (@AnthonyMcCarron) August 9, 2014
Severino was scratched from his last start on Sunday, August 3 because of soreness in his left oblique, per a report from Sweeny Murti of WFAN:
RHP Luis Severino (AA Trenton) scratched. NYY VP Mark Newman said "very slight" soreness in left oblique, NOT ARM. "Playing it safe."
— Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) August 3, 2014
Murti did note it had nothing to do with his arm and that the injury wasn't that serious at the time. Judging from this DL stint, clearly it is at least slightly more serious than originally thought.
The best-case scenario is that Trenton is just taking extra precaution with Severino in the hopes of keeping him from injuring himself further. That certainly makes sense considering the stock the Yanks have in Severino, who is now the team's top pitching prospect and has broken top-50 prospects lists.
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