Familiar Injury Lands Yankees Starter On The IL

The New York Yankees are hoping this isn't a sign of things to come. Luis Severino has landed on the 15-day injured list with a lat strain. He missed nearly all of the previous three seasons with a variety of injuries.

As noted by Yankees beat writer Bryan Hoch, Severino missed most of the 2019 season with a lat injury, but perhaps optimistically, the team is calling this one "low grade."

It's certainly bad timing for Severino, who'd seemed to regain his mojo this season after being on the shelf, essentially, since 2018. The 28-year-old has missed time since 2019 with a torn lat muscle, Tommy John surgery, a groin strain and some shoulder tightness.  

Finally, in his first full (at least half-full till now) season in four years, Severino was back, pitching to a 3.45 ERA, with a 1.07 WHIP and 9.9 K/9. He's only surrendered 67 hits in 86 innings. 

The Yankees are hoping he can return shortly after the All-Star break. "Hopefully not too serious," said manager Aaron Boone.

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