Luis Severino departed this night’s begin in opposition to Milwaukee within the fifth inning. The correct-hander left in apparent ache after throwing a pitch to Brice Turang.
The Yankees didn’t present many specifics, saying solely that Severino would go for extra testing on a left facet damage. After the sport, the pitcher mentioned he felt like he’d been shot, calling it “deep, sharp ache” (via Brendan Kuty of the Athletic).
Extra can be identified within the coming days, however it appears as if Severino is trending to a visit to the injured record. With three weeks left within the common season and the Yankees all however sure to overlook the playoffs, it’s honest to marvel if his 2023 marketing campaign can be reduce brief.
It has been a nightmarish season for the 29-year-old hurler. Severino spent the primary six weeks of the season on the injured record after struggling a Spring Coaching lat damage. He returned in late Might and had been wholesome up till tonight, however he has posted among the worst numbers of any pitcher within the league. Together with his efficiency this night, he carries a 6.65 ERA via 89 1/3 innings. He’s placing out a below-average 18.9% of opposing hitters and has allowed a staggering 2.32 residence runs per 9.
It’s an enormous drop-off for a pitcher who labored to a 3.18 ERA with a 27.7% strikeout price in 102 innings a yr in the past. Severino battled accidents (most notably a February 2020 Tommy John process) going again to 2019. But his price statistics final season weren’t a lot worse than these of his 2017-18 peak when he made consecutive All-Star video games and completed as excessive as third in Cy Younger balloting.
Even when Severino have been to complete this yr wholesome, it’d be a troublesome time for his first profession journey to free company. He already regarded like a candidate for a one-year, bounceback deal in hopes of a greater platform season going into the 2024-25 offseason. If he requires a stint on the injured record to shut out the yr, he’d head into the winter with an extra query mark.