New York Yankees: Aaron Boone still confident in team after losing Severino

John Zarnowski
New York Yankees, Aaron Boone
Feb 16, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (17) during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees haven’t even begun their season yet and they’ve already lost one of the biggest players on the roster. Luis Severino will miss the entire 2020 season to undergo Tommy John surgery.

James Paxton is already going to miss three to four months, Domingo German will return from his suspension in June, and there’s concern around Aaron Judge’s shoulder and Giancarlo Stanton’s calf.

Even though it’s obvious that Severino’s absence is very negative for the team, manager Aaron Boone remains confident in the team and his players.

“We’re good,” Boone said. “We’ve got a lot of good pitchers. We’ll kind of figure it out. It’s an opportunity, obviously, for more and more people to kick the door in and take advantage of an opportunity. Another one knocks here and who wants to take advantage of it? We have a lot of talented people capable of that and we’ll make a good decision regarding it.”

Severino missed pretty much all of last season too due to several injuries he had over the season. The New York Yankees still finished with 103 wins and won the American League East. Even though Severino will be greatly missed, the team is still very talented without him.

“Obviously, missing much of last year, and how tough that was on him, to come in, my immediate reaction is just kind of feeling for him and wanting to check in on him and see how he’s doing,” said Boone. “Obviously, it’s losing a great pitcher. We’ll manage it. We’ll figure it out. We’ll just try to support Sevy right now.”