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Luis Severino could be successful in the bullpen if he fails as a starter

Hopefully the Yankees have shredded and burned all copies of the “Joba Rules.”

Jokes aside, assuming the Yankees’ attempt to resurrect Luis Severino’s pitching career doesn’t result in the complete and tragic downfall of another promising pitching prospect, the team would still be able to make good use of the 22 year-old should he prove unable to be an effective major league starter.

Severino showed bullpen promise last year after falling flat on his face as a starter in his sophomore season. The plan remains to help Severino rebound and rediscover his effectiveness in 2015 that resulted in a 2.