Severino has dealt with various injuries over the course of his brief MLB career, which have caused him to miss a significant amount of time.
The 28-year-old has appeared in a total of seven games over the past three seasons, as he missed all of the pandemic shortened 2020 season.
But the right-hander appears to be feeling pretty good entering the 2022 season.
ESPN’s Marly Rivera had a chance to catch up with him, and he mentioned that he feels well today and that he’ll be starting tomorrow for the Yankees, hoping to reach 60 pitches.
Luis Severino feels well today, says he’ll be starting tomorrow and hopes to get up to 60 pitches.
— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) April 1, 2022
On His Way Back
This is good news for the Yankees.
When Severino is healthy, he can be a real weapon in the Yankees’ starting rotation, forming a strong one-two punch with Gerrit Cole.
The Yankees are going to need Severino healthy if they want to compete with the Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox, and Tampa Bay Rays.
Severino’s last full season was 2018, a year in which he went 19-8 with a 3.39 ERA and was the ace of the Yankees pitching staff.
Tomorrow, he will match up with veteran right-hander Charlie Morton as the Yankees play host to the defending World Series champion Atlanta Braves.
We’ll see if Severino does well in his outing against the Braves.
This will be a major test in determining how much of a factor he will be for New York in 2022.
Health is the key for Severino.
The Yankees will be in trouble if he can’t stay healthy, but if he’s right, he can boost the Yankees chances at winning the AL East this year.