Yankees bar Luis Severino from national duty

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The Dominican Republic’s baseball team will play in the World Baseball Classic without the New York Yankees’ pitcher Luis Severino. The team is not going to allow the 28-year-old starting pitcher to be on national duty.

According to Hector Gomez of Z101 Digita, Luis Severino for the Yankees “won’t be pitching for the Dominican Republic in the 2023 World Baseball Classic because New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman won’t let him.”

Luis Severino’s absence is not good news for the Dominican national team that is preparing for the WBC. Even though it’s a shame that Severino won’t be able to play for his country in the tournament, the Yankees’ decision makes sense. Over the past few seasons, the starter has been hurt a lot, and the Yankees don’t want to take a chance on his fitness as they are eager to get back to the World Series.

Luis Severino will play a big role in 2023 and is set to start fourth after Gerrit Cole, the Yankees’ star signing Carlos Rodon, and Nestor Cortes, Luis Severino will play a big role in that. In 2022, he pitched 102.0 innings and had a 3.18 ERA. This was the most innings he had pitched since 2018. For the Yankees to win the championship, it is very important to keep him healthy. At a time when Frankie Montas’ recovery is doubtful, his presence is essential for the Yankees.

Though they have to play without Luis Severino, the Dominican Republic’s national team looks formidable. It remains a contender to win the World title with a roster full of great players like Juan Soto, Julio Rodriguez, Rafael Devers, Vladdy Guerrero Jr., Sandy Alcantara, Manny Machado, Luis Castillo, Jeremy Pea, Framber Valdez, and many, many more.

Tension is simmering between Luis Severino and the Yankees

Last summer, when Luis Severino was recovering from a low-grade lat strain, he threw a successful bullpen session. However, the team placed him on the 60-Day injured list. This resulted in some kind of tension between the two sides and reports cited the right-hander saying that the decision was “not OK,” and that he was feeling 100%.

In 2023, Luis Severino will have one last, special chance to throw his curveballs and fastballs in the Bronx, and the Yankees are not willing to take any risk with him.

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