Yankees: Is Luis Severino in danger of missing the season?

New York Yankees, Luis Severino

The New York Yankees have been quite secretive with Luis Severino’s health over the last couple of days. The pitcher, who hasn’t thrown relevant innings since 2018 because of a myriad of injuries, reported last week before a rehab start that he ‘didn’t feel quite right’, and ended up being shut down, at least until we get some clarity.

The Yankees have to be wondering whether their prized right-hander will miss the remainder of the season at this point. He underwent Tommy John surgery last spring, and was supposed to return in August or September before his latest setback.

The Yankees reportedly have the results on the MRI taken Monday on the pitcher, whose rehab start last Friday night was called off due to shoulder tightness.



Nobody but the Yankees know exactly what’s going on with the former ace, but they don’t want to divulge before getting more opinions.

The media asked Yankees’ manager Aaron Boone last night, whether or not they had an update on Severino. He replied: “Yes, but it’s been sent out for a second opinion, so until we have that second opinion, which hopefully we have over the next 24-to-48 hours …”

The Yankees are waiting for more opinions

According to Boone, Severino “won’t throw this week, but let’s wait and get all of the opinions in.”

Sevy was close to making a return in June but strained his groin and had to miss over a month. He was, again, close to getting back to the Yankees before last Friday.

Given the fact that it’s his shoulder, any minor setback has the potential of knocking the pitcher out for the remainder of the season, which is obviously a big blow to the Yankees.

Per NJ Advance Media, when the press asked Boone if Severino’s season is in jeopardy, he responded, “No. I mean, I’m not ready to go there at all yet.”

 

Do you think Severino will throw a pitch in a Yankees’ uniform this year?