May 30, 2023

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Estevan Florial designated for assignment, Luis Severino begins throwing – The Denver Post

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A once-promising future in pinstripes may have come to an end on Saturday afternoon.

The Yankees designated former top prospect Estevan Florial for assignment. The 25-year-old was out of minor-league options as the Yankees had to clear the way to have an even 13 position players and 13 pitchers on the 26-man roster.

Florial was the odd man out.

“[The conversation with Florial was] difficult,” said manager Aaron Boone before Saturday afternoon’s game against the Giants at the Stadium. “In some ways [it was] a little sad. We’ve been through a lot with Flo, such a great kid. The one thing that I tried to remind him and encourage him of is he’s still a young man with a ton of talent.

“Whatever happens here over the next few days moving forward, we’ll see, but yeah, tough…

Tribune News Service

2023-04-01 13:49:24

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