New York shuts down Pitcher Luis Severino due to forearm soreness
Yankees’ Manager Aaron Boone told reporters that the team will shut down Luis Severino for the next couple of days due to a nagging injury in his right forearm. New York’s skipper said that Severino had been dealing with this injury since October, when the Yanks faced off against the Houston Astros in the 2019 ALCS.
“That’s certainly concerning,” Boone said on Thursday. “We’ll just have to continue see how this declares itself.”
General Manager Brian Cashman addressed the media yesterday regarding the injury. He said, “We haven’t determined what we’re dealing with yet… All tests have been negative so far. No new tests are scheduled; it doesn’t mean that tests won’t be happening in the future but the first step in this process, from Dr. Ahmad’s recommendation, was get him on a new anti-inflammatory, let’s see how he feels in the coming days before putting through a whole new testing battery.”
According to Newsday columnist David Lennon, Severino is headed back to New York this weekend for a battery of tests. The examinations on his arm will begin on Monday and are expected to last three days.
The 26 year old right handed Pitcher elaborated further on his injury yesterday.
“My elbow, shoulder and my whole arm is pretty good,” he explained. “Like I said, I’ve been throwing really hard, I feel like my fastball is running pretty good, so I’m not worried about a spot other than that one.”
Severino had been participating in bullpen throwing sessions with the team since the start of Training Camp, but he was not using his changeup pitch. Severino said he began to feel discomfort in his forearm once he started using his changeup pitch again.
Luis Severino has a 42-26 record in five seasons with the New York Yankees with a career ERA of 3.46. In the three games he started during the regular season last year, Severino posted a career-best 1.50 ERA.