Injury Updates On Two Key New York Yankees Starting Pitchers

The New York Yankees have provided updates on two of their starters, Carlos Rodon and Luis Severino.

Carlos Rodon, who has been dealing with back and forearm issues, underwent a CT scan on Thursday as a precaution, following initial tests that showed no abnormalities. The team believes the injury to be minor, but Rodon won't be throwing for a few days, and his return to play will be delayed until at least the latter part of May.

Meanwhile, Luis Severino, who has been recovering from a low-grade right lat strain, threw live batting practice on Thursday, consisting of about 35 pitches. The team will evaluate his response on Friday, and if all goes well, he will have another live batting practice before starting a minor league rehab assignment.

It's expected that Severino will rejoin the Yankees' rotation in early May. He is currently headed to the Yankees' spring training facility to continue his rehabilitation and could be deemed ready for a rehab assignment as early as next week.

Overall, the Yankees are taking a cautious approach with both pitchers, prioritizing their health and well-being.

While Carlos Rodon's injury is minor, the team is still monitoring it closely, and Luis Severino's progress is encouraging, but the team is being careful to ease him back into action gradually. Photo Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports