As Spring Training has begun, the New York Yankees reached a deal with Luis Severino that will keep their star ace in a Yankees uniform for the near future. The best part about Severino's deal from GM Brian Cashman and the Yankees' front office perspective is how much money they saved. ESPN reports the deal keeps the right-hand hurler around for four years, for only $40 million in guaranteed money.

Luis Severino will hit the free agency market in his prime, but the Yankees are willing to deal with that when they come to it.

It's a very ideal deal for the New York Yankees and Luis Severino as well. Severino receives a salary boost this year compare to what he could have received from arbitration. Luis Severino gave up the opportunity to sign a massive deal and receiving a big payday, but now gets paid a fair payday a year early than the Yankees would have needed to do otherwise.

Luis Severino now mentally ready for the new season

Now that Cashman and the Yankees have concluded this deal with Severino, they can turn their focus to their younger stars including Aaron Judge.

Aaron Judge has been a player that the Yankees seem to want to keep around for his entire career. They also are interested in keeping Gary Sanchez, Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres for the next few seasons.

Now that a deal has been made with Severino, he can enter the 2019 season with a calm healthy mental state. He won't have to stress over the complicated process of arbitration. He now believes that Cashman and the front office want him as their ace for years to come [VIDEO].

It's a bright day when it comes to Severino's future and the Yankees' hopes of reaching the World Series.

Luis Severino has become a strong ace for the NY Yankees

The 25-year-old ace has been an All-Star for the past two seasons and finished in the top 10 of AL Cy Young voting for the last two seasons. He ended up outperforming fellow Yankee hurlers CC Sabathia, Masahiro Tanaka and Sonny Gray. Severino's deal is similar to the Aaron Nola deal with the Phillies.

Severino is guaranteed $45 million, four years plus a team option for another season.

Severino struggled in 2016, going 3-8 and ending with a 5.83 ERA in 22 games. He lost eight straight starts and suffered an injury landing him on the injured list. Luis Severino had a strong start in 2018, going 12-2 with a 2.10 ERA during the first three months. The New York Post reported that Severino ended the 2018 season struggling.

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