New York Yankees' Starter "Struggling With Slider"

New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino is working hard to get back to full strength this spring after injuries kept him sidelined for much of the past two seasons.

Despite feeling fine physically, Severino's results in Grapefruit League games have been mixed, with comments that his slider needs improvement in terms of location.

Specifically, Severino has given up five home runs in 8.2 innings this spring, including two to Eric Haase on sliders.

However, Manager Aaron Boone is impressed with Severino's overall stuff, and the team needs him to stay healthy, especially after losing fellow starters Carlos Rodon and Frankie Montas to injuries.

Severino's last fully healthy season was in 2018, but he is hopeful for a strong comeback after posting a 3.18 ERA and 1.00 WHIP with 112 strikeouts in 102 innings last year.

While injuries are a risk, Severino still has plenty of upside when he's right. He's entering his eigth major-league season.
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