Luis Severino heads to injured list with a lat strain

Luis Severino of the New York Yankees.

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Luis Severino, the Yankees’ starting pitcher, has a strained lat muscle and will “probably” start the season on the injured list. The team’s manager, Aaron Boone, revealed on Saturday that a right lat injury would keep Luis Severino from making his next spring start. This is the third injury to a starting pitcher this spring.

Luckily for Luis Severino and the Yankees, this doesn’t sound too bad. Boone used the word “likely” instead of “definitely” when he said the pitcher will be on the IL. Matt Blake, Luis Severino’s pitching coach, told Newsday that the starter will be out of action for five to ten days.

The Yankees were planning for Luis Severino to start the second game of the regular season. But because of his injury, Luis Severino is likely to spend some time on the Yankees Injured List, which means he will miss the start of the regular season.

Boone and pitching coach Matt Blake both said that the problem was caught early and wasn’t too bad. Luis Severino will probably have to go on the injured list, but it is expected that he won’t be out for too long. The starter gets hurt often and takes a long time to get better. His next regular-season start will be his 23rd in the last five years.

Luis Severino

Due to a shoulder injury, Tommy John surgery, and a groin injury, Luis Severino was only able to play in seven games and start three of them from 2019 to 2021. Last season, he was back in the rotation and made 19 starts. In 102 innings, he was 7-3 with a 3.18 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP, 112 strikeouts, and 30 walks. When Luis Severino has been healthy, he has pitched like one of the best in baseball. But the right-hander has had a lot of trouble with his health. From July 13 to September 21, he missed every start because of a lat injury. Blake said on Saturday that the new lat injury is in a different place than the one he had last year.

Luis Severino missed the whole 2020 MLB season because he had surgery for Tommy John. Since he came back from surgery two years ago, he has only pitched 108 innings. The right-hander started 19 games for the Yankees last year. Over 102 innings, he had an ERA of 3.18.

Luis Severino is pitching at the spring training camp.

Luis Severino depleted Yankees rotation further

Except for Gerrit Cole, all of the Yankees starters are nourishing their injuries. Nestor Cortes is the only one who is presently set to start. Frankie Montas needs shoulder surgery and is just a second-half option. Carlos Rodon, like Luis Severino, had two outstanding seasons sandwiched by a ring of ailments. And the Yankees are hoping that both will be back soon.

Clarke Schmidt, the team’s first-round choice in 2017, could benefit from the injury. He saw action in both the rotation and the bullpen and pitched well last season, finishing with a 3.12 ERA in 57 2/3 innings.

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