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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (elbow, hamstring) threw a bullpen session on Wednesday and could face live hitters as early as this weekend, per beat writer Bryan Hoch.
Severino has been recovering from Tommy John surgery but strained his groin in a rehab start nearly a month ago. He's working his way back from the groin issue and will continue to progress in his throwing program. If all goes well and he doesn't experience any more setbacks then he could rejoin the Yankees sometime in August.
Yankees starter Luis Severino was spotted playing catch in the outfield on Saturday morning. The right-hander made a rehab start in High-A Hudson Valley last weekend after recovering from an elbow injury and touched 99 mph with his fastball. However, after just 1.2 innings, he was forced to exit with a new injury: a Grade 2 right groin strain.
The 27-year-old hasn't pitched in an MLB game since 2019, when he went 1-1 and allowed just two runs over three starts (12 innings). He currently ranks 100th among starters in the latest rest-of-season expert consensus rankings and makes for an intriguing stash. Severino is currently rostered in 35 percent of ESPN leagues.
Luis Severino left his rehab start early with an apparent injury.
Severino was making the start for High-A Hudson Valley. He had thrown 1.2 innings before he was removed from the game. Severino was reportedly hitting 99 MPH on his fastball with his changeup and slider also looking good. This is a situation to continue to monitor.
Yankees RHP Luis Severino (elbow) will make his next rehab start for High-A Hudson Valley.
Severino threw 34 pitches in his last start for Low-A Tampa and continues to trend towards a late-June or early-June return. He should absolutely be stashed in and IL slot in fantasy leagues of all sizes.
Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino will make his second rehab start on Saturday.
After throwing 34 pitches last Sunday, Severino will make his second rehab start this weekend. That's good news as he gradually makes his way back with no setbacks so far.