Baseball fans haven’t seen Luis Severino take the mp for the New York Yankees since the post-season of the 2011 post. The nearly two-year absence ended Monday, with the Yankees activating the former All-Star on the roster ahead of the opening series against the visiting Texas Rangers.
Severino missed most of the 2019 season with a variety of problems before Tommy John underwent surgery in February 2020 – a procedure that also involved removing a bone chip from his elbow.
His long cut was a blow to the Yankees’ rotation, which was tested before the start of the 2020 campaign. The Bronx bombers have struggled somewhat in recent years due to injury bugs and set an MLB record for the most players sent to the injured list in the 2019 single season.
Considering the amount of time Severino missed, New York plans to use him outside of the bullpen. “His last live outings were two (innings) and (5 (pitch), so he’s going to be able to handle two- or three-innings situations, which I think, from an innings in some situations,” Yankees captain Aaron Boone told the New York Post.
Severino has spent his entire career with the Yankees company, jumping between major-league clubs and minor-league affiliates. Through his injury-short 2019 campaign, he averaged a 1-1 record with a 1.50 ERA in 12 innings.
The Yankees have recently lost two games in a row and are currently one and a half matches away from the Awami League’s wild-card spot.
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