Yankees pitcher Luis Severino out six weeks with lat strain

Rex Christensen
April 13, 2019

The injury is seemingly unrelated to his previous ailment.

Severino was sidelined early in spring training because of inflammation in his rotator cuff.

The New York Yankees will be without one of their top pitchers for extended time.

When Severino was initially shut down with the shoulder problem, the Yankees were optimistic that he'd be back by mid-April. General manager Brian Cashman then told reporters later in the month that Severino would be out until at least May. The team believes the lat strain, which did not show up in the initial MRI, was suffered in the time since he injured his shoulder, Adler reported. He had been throwing for two weeks while working his way back from that injury but didn't improve to the point of being able to throw from the mound. NY recently signed Sevy to a four-year, $40 million contract with a club option in 2023.

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The Yankees have dealt with a rash of injuries so far this season and now have multiple key pieces on the injured list.

The 25-year-old owns a 33-14 record, 3.18 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 63 starts over the past two seasons.

In addition to missing their ace, the Yankees are also without Giancarlo Stanton, Miguel Andujar, Aaron Hicks, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Ben Heller, Jordan Montgomery, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Troy Tulowitzki due to injuries.

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