Yankees Get Bad News On Injury Front

The New York Yankees' acquisition of Frankie Montas on Monday came just in the nick of time, as they've learned that Luis Severino will now be out until mid-September

Already shut down for a couple of weeks with a strained lat, the move to transfer Severino to the 60-day injured list comes as a bit of a surprise. The question now is will he be able to rejoin the Yankees' rotation?  “We’ll see. It’s early in the process, but I hope so," said manager Aaron Boone.
"We think he's gonna be an integral part of any kind of playoff run that we hope to go on," said Boone. "This timeline allows for 4, 5, 6 starts at the back end of the season."

Severino had missed most of the previous three seasons due to injury, so the Yanks were definitely monitoring his workload, which had reached 86 innings before his lat issue cropped up. But when he was on the mound, he seemed to be back to his 2017-18 All-Star status. He has a 3.45 ERA with a 1.07 WHIP, and 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings. 

For now, his spot in the rotation has been filled with the addition of Montas. 

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