Breaking News: Yankees RHP Luis Severino to get Tommy John Surgery
After a 2019 season where the Yankees were the most injured team in baseball history, many Yankees fans were looking forward to a year with a new strength and conditioning coach and medical staff to look after the players on the team.
Within the first two weeks of 2020 Spring Training, two different Yankees starting pitchers have now ended up with injuries, the first with LHP James Paxton who had lower back surgery during the offseason. Luckily, things are looking optimistic with him as a May return is within the current picture.
However, earlier today, spurred on by a Twitter video from Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Brian Cashman stated that Tommy John surgery was recommended to RHP Luis Severino. No current timeline is set for the surgery, but it is expected to happen as soon as possible.
This will sideline the Yankees RHP for the entire 2020 season, and will most likely impact Severino’s 2021 campaign as well. Continue to check here for tweets, updates, and more.
Brian Cashman announces that Luis Severino needs Tommy John surgery: pic.twitter.com/oHa1StBW1f — Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) February 25, 2020
Hear that no date is set yet for Luis Severino’s Tommy John surgery, but the plan is that he is going to get it as soon as possible. #Yankees — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) February 25, 2020
Luis Severino signed a 4 year $40M extension with the #Yankees almost exactly a year ago. He’s pitched 12 innings since, & is headed for Tommy John surgery according to GM Brian Cashman. He has $31.25M left on the deal, plus a $15M club option in 2023. https://t.co/b27ISO5Owz — Spotrac (@spotrac) February 25, 2020
Brian Cashman tells the media that Tommy John surgery is necessary for Luis Severino. pic.twitter.com/ME7CxwViox — YES Network (@YESNetwork) February 25, 2020
Luis Severino’s partial UCL tear was discovered by a Dye contrast MRI, Brian Cashman said. Several other “normal” MRIs didn’t show it previously. — Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) February 25, 2020
Cashman said to not expect the Yankees to just go out and make a trade right now. “Wouldn’t say expect any domino effect,” he said. Added that this time of year, a pitching marketplace typically “doesn’t exist” — and usually not until after June draft. Will rely on depth. — Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) February 25, 2020