Yankees Reveal Another Starting Pitcher To Be Shut Down

Another tough blow to the New York Yankees' starting rotation to begin the season, as manager Bob Boone has revealed that they've had to shut down starter Luis Severino due to a low-grade lat strain.

Severino will be banned from throwing for five-to-seven days, and Boone admitted that he'll quite likely have to start the season, which begins in less than a week, on the injured list. 

The lat strain occurred while the oft-injured Severino was working out following his most recent start.

Boone added that Clarke Schmidt is now expected to start the Yankees’ second game of the regular season. Gerrit Cole starts the opener. 

Severino did not have a good spring, to say the least. He surrendered 15 earned run in 15 innings pitched for a 9.00 ERA. 

The 29-year-old finally came back to full duty last season after missing most of the previous three seasons due to injuries. Now it appears that 2023 is off to an ominous start once again. 

Severino now joins big offseason free agent addition Carlos Rodon on the IL to start the season.

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