The New York Yankees have been without several important pieces of their roster to start the 2023 season.
On the pitching side, they are missing Frankie Montas, Luis Severino, and Carlos Rodon.
However, they may soon be getting one of those pieces back soon, as Severino is making progress in his recovery.
In fact, the right-hander is set to begin a rehab assignment today with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
On Twitter, the Yankees announced a couple of roster moves.
Prior to today’s game, the Yankees recalled RHP Deivi García (#83) from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Additionally, RHP Luis Severino commences a rehab assignment today with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 10, 2023
Right-hander Deivi Garcia has been called up from Triple-A.
The Yankees also announced the news of Severino beginning his rehab assignment and making progress towards a return.
Severino has dealt with more than his fair share of injuries as of late.
The 29-year-old made his MLB debut in 2015 and emerged as a frontline starter for the Yankees in 2017.
However, the right-hander fell on hard times in 2019 and was limited to just three games due to injuries.
He missed all of the COVID-shortened 2020 season and made just four appearances in relief in 2021.
Last year, he returned to form upon being activated from the injured list, starting 19 games and going 7-3 with a 3.18 ERA.
Severino missed the start of the 2023 season with a right lat strain.
However, he appears to be making some key progress in his recovery and now is set to begin a long-awaited rehab assignment.
Having Severino back in the rotation should give the Yankees pitching staff a major boost as they look to make up some ground in the AL East race.NEXT: Harrison Bader Has Been On Another Level Since Joining Yankees