March 7, 2021

Yankees’ Luis Severino shut down with concerning arm pain (New York Post)



Another spring training, another Luis Severino injury worry.

The Yankees right-hander and No. 2 starter is dealing with forearm soreness caused by a “loose body” in his elbow and will be shut down for at least a few days, manager Aaron Boone said on Thursday. Boone said Severino was feeling discomfort when throwing his changeup. Boone said it was “concerning.’

Severino, 25, missed most of last season with rotator cuff issues and a lat strain. Boone said this new injury dates back to his last playoff start against the Astros.

The Yankees had already lost their previous No. 2 starter, James Paxton, to a recent back surgery that will sideline him for the early portion of the season.

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