Baseball followers have not seen Luis Severino take the mound for the New York Yankees for the reason that 2019 postseason. The practically two-year absence ends on Monday, with the Yankees activating the previous All-Star to the roster forward of the collection opener towards the visiting Texas Rangers.
Severino missed a lot of the 2019 season with numerous points earlier than having Tommy John surgery in February 2020 — a process that additionally concerned having a unfastened bone chip faraway from his elbow.
His lengthy layoff was a blow to the Yankees’ rotation, which was examined earlier than the truncated 2020 marketing campaign even started. The Bronx Bombers have been bit laborious by the damage bug in recent times and set an MLB record in 2019 for essentially the most gamers despatched to the injured checklist in a single season.
Contemplating the period of time Severino has missed, New York is planning on utilizing him out of the bullpen. “His final stay outing was two (innings) and 35 (pitches), so sort of view him as something from an inning in some conditions to presumably two- or three-innings situations that I feel he’ll have the ability to deal with,” Yankees skipper Aaron Boone stated via the New York Post.
Severino has spent his complete profession with the Yankees group, bouncing between the major-league membership and minor-league associates. By means of his injury-shortened 2019 marketing campaign, he tallied a 1-1 report with a 1.50 ERA in 12 innings.
The Yankees have lately misplaced two video games in a row and at present sit one-and-a-half video games out of a wild-card spot within the AL.
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