Luis Severino injury update: Yankees ace ‘highly unlikely’ to be ready for opening day

first_imgNo reason was given for his absence immediately, but the team later said it was due to right shoulder discomfort.Luis Severino was supposed to start for the #Yankees today. Stephen Tarpley is starting instead. No reason given yet.— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) March 5, 2019Luis Severino was scratched from today’s start with right shoulder discomfort. He will undergo further evaluation and examination this afternoon.— New York Yankees (@Yankees) March 5, 2019Severino was on the field 20 minutes before he was scheduled to start but ultimately did not throw a pitch. Related News Jayson Werth expects early boos in Philly for Bryce Harper: ‘It could be his first game’ Dodgers’ A.J. Pollock ‘doing his thing,’ says he won’t try to be Bryce Harper Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters after Tuesday’s game Severino has right rotator cuff inflammation and he is “highly unlikely” to be ready for opening day.Aaron Boone says it’s “highly unlikely” Luis Severino will be ready for the start of the season.— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) March 5, 2019Boone went on to say Severino will be shut down for two weeks, receive an injection and anti-inflammatories, then resume his throwing program. However, an MRI did come up clean.The 25-year-old signed a four-year, $40 million extension with the Yankees before the season.center_img This one could get Yankees fans nervous.Young ace Luis Severino was scratched from his spring training start about 10 minutes before New York’s matchup with the Braves on Tuesday. He is coming off of two straight seasons where he tossed more than 190 innings with 220 strikeouts and ERAs below 3.40.Severino had never thrown more than 151 1/3 innings in a season over his previous six years in professional baseball.last_img

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