Severino Joining Yanks, Could Be “Game-Changer”


The New York Yankees expect Luis Severino to make his first start of the season this coming Tuesday when the team faces the Los Angeles Angels—or at least manager Aaron Boone sure does.

"No question we're excited to get him back," Boone said. "I feel like he's been in a pretty good place physically now for a couple of months and building really good momentum. I feel like his progression has gone really smooth,” adding, "He could be a game-changer guy for us, there's no question."

Um, yeah he could.

Severino, who has been on the injured list with right rotator cuff inflammation and a lat strain and hasn’tpitched in the majors since Game 3 of the last season’s American League Division Series.

He gave up six runs in three innings of a 16-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox in that game but was 19-8 with a 3.39 ERA in the regular season.

Severino, who made his final rehab start for Double-A Trenton on Wednesday night, will rejoin the Yankees in Toronto on today.

Boone hopes Severino can make three starts in the regular season.

Severino threw 64 pitches over 3⅔ innings, striking out four with zero walks while giving up five hits and four runs (one earned).

Source: ESPN

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