Luis Severino returned to the Yankees Monday, practically two years after present process Tommy John surgical procedure.
Unfortunately, he’s not constructed up to be a assist in the rotation — and he can’t hit or play catcher.
With the Yankees’ postseason hopes dimming by the day — particularly after two terrible blowout losses to Cleveland over the weekend in The Bronx — Severino was reinstated from the 60-day IL prior to the sequence opener in opposition to Texas.
To make room for Severino, Sal Romano was launched from the roster.
Severino shall be an possibility out of the bullpen the remainder of the way in which for the Yankees, who’ve a dozen video games remaining within the common season heading into Monday evening.
“We think we’ve seen him get off the mound enough times,” Aaron Boone mentioned earlier than the Yankees lost to Cleveland on Sunday. “The velo was there on the fastball. The shapes were pretty consistent, so I think at this point with some of the timing of where we are at this point of the season, what are we going to learn from more rehab outings? We want to get him back in a major league environment and see how it goes and make some adjustments off that.”
Severino underwent elbow surgical procedure in February 2020. He was on his method again this year when he suffered a strained groin throughout his second rehab begin after which was sidelined by proper shoulder tightness.