RP,SP - NYY
Luis Severino did not allow a run over two innings giving up two hits and striking out two batters as the Yankees beat the Rangers on Tuesday.
Severino made his first appearance for the Yankees since the 2019 postseason after he missed nearly all of the subsequent two seasons while recovering from Tommy John surgery. The 27-year-old righty will more than likely work out of the bullpen for the rest of the season.
The Yankees activated RHP Luis Severino from the 60-day injured list.
Severino has thrown just 12 innings in the majors since the start of 2019. He had Tommy John surgery before the 2020 campaign and suffered multiple setbacks during the road to recovery. It's unclear how the Yankees will use him down the stretch, but he'll be an upgrade to their pitching staff regardless of the role.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Luis Severino was in "an upbeat mood" and "excited" about how he felt this morning after throwing a sim game on Friday.
This is a positive sign for Severino as he continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery. It is possible he can make an impact for the Yankees later this month, though that is not a guarantee.
Manager Aaron Boone said Luis Severino (shoulder) looked "really sharp" during Friday's two-inning live batting practice session, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Severino suffered a groin injury and more recently a shoulder injury as he rehabbed from Tommy John surgery so this is good news. The 27-year-old is likely to fill a bullpen role for the Yankees upon his return.
New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino (shoulder) could throw a bullpen session on Tuesday.
Severino reportedly is doing well since experiencing shoulder tightness in his previous rehab start. According to Yankees manager Aaron Boone, Severino could throw a bullpen session on Tuesday. The Yankees right-hander is considered day-to-day, but the chances of Severino pitching this season are getting slimmer by the day. Fantasy managers in deep-league formats with the roster space can continue to stash him.