The New York Yankees are dealing with a few injuries, thankfully most of their star players are fully healthy and prepared for the start of the 2021 season on April 1. However, players like Luis Severino, Miguel Andujar, and Zack Britton are all fighting to regain their health.
Multiple injury updates for the Yankees:
Luis Severino update:
Severino has been making good progress on his return from Tommy John surgery. He has pitched in two bullpen sessions this spring, and everything went well, according to the coaching staff and Severino himself. In fact, he’s gearing up to take the next step forward, throwing the breaking ball.
“I just want to know,” Severino told on Monday. “I want to start throwing breaking pitches and see how it feels, not just the same day but the next day to see how my arm recovers from throwing those pitches.”
Severino last pitched a full season back in 2018, when he earned a 3.39 ERA over 191.1 innings. Over the last two years, he’s only featured in 12 innings, making an appearance in the latter portion of the 2019 season before tearing a ligament in his elbow last spring.
“I haven’t been that long out of the game,” he said. “I’m excited to be back, excited to be on the mound. The first time I was (on the mound), I was trying to do a good job and also be myself out there and being myself means throwing hard. It’s a little tough but I’ll do my best.”
Miguel Andujar update:
Andujar is dealing with a sore wrist and hand, something that has been bothering him since the winter league. As he fights to make the active roster and land a depth spot, missing time is not exactly what the 26-year-old needs currently. After having a troublesome 2020 campaign where he hit just .242 with one homer and five RBIs, he’s looking for a bounce-back season offensively.
Manager Aaron Boone didn’t seem too optimistic with Andujar and his hand injury, stating that they will monitor the issue and it could keep them out for a few weeks.
“Andjuar is dealing with a muscle strain in his hand that they are going to continue to treat,” Boone said. “He’s got a little bit of a nerve issue there that they’re going to monitor and follow and try to get their arms around, too. But mostly just dealing with a muscle strain that they’re treating in the hand.”