3 Big Names Who Won't Be On Yankees Next Season

The New York Yankees are poised to undergo some significant changes for the 2024 season, and it's becoming increasingly evident that three key players will not be returning to the pinstripes.

Luis Severino, once a promising star in the Yankees' pitching rotation, endured a turbulent 2023 season. Struggles with injuries and inconsistent performance saw Severino's ERA soar to 6.65 in 19 appearances, a far cry from his previous All-Star form.

His uncertain health and inability to recapture his dominant status make it unlikely that the Yankees will retain him.

Similarly, Frankie Montas, acquired with high expectations in 2022, couldn't meet the team's hopes. Injuries and underwhelming performances cast a shadow over his time in New York, culminating in shoulder surgery that sidelined him for the entire 2023 season.

Montas's inability to contribute when needed most further diminishes his chances of returning to the Yankees in 2024.

Kyle Higashioka, who temporarily stepped into the role of the primary catcher during Jose Trevino's injury, faced struggles both offensively and defensively in 2023.

While he provided solid defense, his offensive production (.222 batting average) left much to be desired. The emergence of top prospect Austin Wells and the expected return of Trevino next season made Higashioka's role uncertain.

Given his age and performance, it appears that Higashioka's tenure with the Yankees is likely coming to an end.

These departures mark a significant shift in the Yankees' roster as they look to rebuild and bounce back from a challenging 2023 season, with an eye toward a more promising 2024 campaign. Photo Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports