It looks like the worst-case scenario for Luis Severino and the Yankees.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman said on Tuesday that team doctors have recommended Tommy John surgery for the 26-year-old right-hander.
Severino was shut down last week after feeling soreness in his forearm when throwing changeups, with the issue dating back to his final postseason start last year against the Astros.
Severino was expected to be the No. 2 starter behind newly acquired ace Gerrit Cole, following the back surgery that will sideline James Paxton for the start of the season.