A 6-foot right-hander, the 2012 signee was promoted in late May after going 2-2 with a 3.32 ERA for Double-A Trenton. His perfect record in Pennsylvania is no fluke; he hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in any of his starts at the Triple-A level.
Severino got some offensive help from No. 4 prospect Greg Bird on Wednesday. The first baseman finished 2-for-5 with a two-run homer, snapping an 0-for-12 skid in the previous three games.
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