Another bad news fell on the mound of the New York Yankees, who were ambitiously preparing for the season with the strongest starting lineup.
Third starter Luis Severino will start the season on the IL (injured list) with a right flank injury.
According to Yankees manager Aaron Boone, Severino learned of the injury while training after an exhibition game against the Detroit Tigers on the 22nd (Korean time) and decided not to touch the ball for the next 5 to 7 days.
Director Boone said on the 26th, “After throwing that day, he felt pain in the area. On Friday (local time), he practiced pitching and said that it still hurt, so he was examined.” The diagnosis is a low-grade lat strain.
After recording 4 hits and 2 runs in 4 innings against Detroit at the time, Severino took two days off and started pitching in the bullpen on the 25th, and the pain seems to have worsened. He took the mound five times in this exhibition game, recording 6 walks, 23 strikeouts, 9.00 ERA, and 0.250 batting average in 15 innings.
The Yankees have already had their third injured player after Carlos Rodon and Frankie Montas in the five-man rotation they envisioned during this spring training. Rodon, who was brought in after signing a free agent contract for six years and $162 million last winter, will also start the season in IL with a left arm injury. Currently, it is expected that he will be able to make his Yankees debut after mid-April.
Montas had surgery on his right shoulder last month and will not be able to pitch at least in the first half. Montas is a starting agent brought in through a trade last summer. Minor league prospects and two pitchers, each recruited with a huge amount of money, lay down before the start of the season, and even third starter Severino left, disappointing the Yankees.
In the case of Sererino, it is said that he only needs to take a break for a while and skip the first rotation of the season to prevent aggravation of the injury, but it is a problem that the injury may recur again. Severino took two months off from the same injury in August last year. 카지노사이트
Severino was originally scheduled to pitch in the second game following Opening Day starter Gerrit Cole. The Yankees will play three straight games against San Francisco on March 31 and April 2-3. Boone plans to use Clark Schmidt as a substitute starter in place of Severino.
Missing their No. 2, 3, and 5 starters all at once, the Yankees’ early-season rotation will be filled with Cole, Schmidt, Nestor Cortes, Domingo Hermann, and Johnny Brito. Director Boone explained, “I’m still thinking about the rotation issue. I’m reviewing the overall roster and trying to make an order, but it applies to the first 10 days or two weeks.”
Sererino threw well with a 3.18 ERA and 7 wins and 3 losses in 19 games despite a two-month injury hiatus last season, and a $15 million club option was exercised.