SP Luis Severino cleared to rejoin the New York Yankees
Ricky Gray | June 17, 2022
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The pitcher was scratched from starting due to a COVID-19 scare, but is good to go now.
Luis Severino, a pitcher for the New York Yankees will travel with the team to Toronto for their series this weekend against the Blue Jays. He was scratched from a start on Thursday due to COVID-19 guidelines.
When the roster move was announced, Yankees Manager Aaron Boone said: "He's just on the list now. Last night he got sick, had a fever and chills and all that. Doing a lot better today but we'll know [later]. I think his original rapid stuff was negative but we'll have a better idea probably sometime tonight."
Instead of Severino getting the start, the Yankees sent out right-hander Clarke Schmidt. The Yankees still won the game 2-1 against the Rays with Schmidt pitching just three innings and putting up a 2.82 ERA.
Severino is 4-1 with a 2.80 ERA this season and the 28-year-old right-hander was set to have his 100th career start in the series finale. His 100th career start will have to wait until one of the games against the Blue Jays, which he's likely to start.
The Yankees were able to win last night's game due to a walk-off home run by Anthony Rizzo. The team currently has a record of 47-16 and is leading the charge in the AL East. At the moment, the Yankees are 10 games ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays, the team they're facing on June 17th.
In another announcement from the Yankees, the team is interested in playing games in France for the 2025 season.
Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole said: "That's cool. It sounds pretty exciting. That's going to be a really special opportunity."
The team is familiar with playing in other countries as they played in London in June of 2019.
MLB's CBA envisions annual Mexico City games from 2023-26, an Asian opener in 2024, and a Tokyo opener in 2025.