New York Yankees‘ homegrown ace Luis Severino was injured in a rehab appearance for the Class-A Hudson Valley Renegades on Saturday.
After pitching 1.2 innings and touching nearly 100 mph on his fastball, Severino misstepped on the mound and injured his right leg. He was helped off the field by training staff and was in visible pain.
Luis Severino, at his rehab start in High-A is being walked off the mound after suffering an apparent leg injury pic.twitter.com/5OSSZsIQZN
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Severino was looking to be the starting rotation boost the Yankees need. Corey Kluber is out until further notice with an arm injury, while Jameson Taillon has really struggled to get going in New York. Severino was just weeks away from a return to the Yankees before his injury.
Saturday was Severino’s second start of his rehab assignment. He pitched earlier this week for Class-A Tampa, where he went 2.2 innings and gave up one run. Severino touched 98 mph on his fastball while batters looked helpless against the 27-year-old.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned for updates.