Luis Severino exits the game for the Yankees and will receive MRI on Thursday
Ricky Gray | July 14, 2022
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The Yankees could be down another pitcher after losing Luis Severino.
After suffering right-shoulder tightness, SP Luis Severino exited the game against the Cincinnati Reds. This was after Severino surrendered three consecutive home runs on Wednesday.
His velocity on the mound Wednesday was down, which prompted an MRI to be scheduled on Thursday for his right shoulder. The 28-year-old RHP allowed homers to Kyle Farmer, Mike Moustakas, and Stuart Fairchild in a four-pitch span.
Severino finished the second inning after a visit by Yankees manager Aaron Boone and an athletic trainer. He came out to warm up in the third but left the mound allowing rookie JP Sears to step in.
Boone commented: “I talked to him after the first inning. He was just a little leery of letting it go, but he kept saying, 'I feel really good.' Something was telling him to hold back a little bit. That was the biggest thing.”
The three home runs he allowed was the first time he’s done so since Aug. 28, 2017. Surprisingly, the Yankees still won the game 7-6 in 10 innings.
Severino commented on the injury stating: “Today I woke up feeling not that great. I felt a little tight shoulder going to warm up and do all my stuff in the bullpen. It stayed the same in the game.”
Severino has dealt with various injuries during his career. After signing a $40m, four-year contract in February 2019, he strained his latissimus dorsi muscle and didn't make his first start until Sept. 17. Shortly after that he had Tommy John surgery on Feb. 27, 2020.
Severino is 5-3 as a starter this season with an ERA of 3.45 over 17 starts.