New York Yankees right-hander Luis Severino reportedly needs Tommy John surgery after suffering from forearm soreness all offseason.
The Yankees seemingly just can’t catch a break in any direction. General manager Brian Cashman announced on Tuesday afternoon that right-hander Luis Severino will be needing Tommy John surgery. This is the last news Yankees fans wanted to hear before the season started.
It was reported last week that Severino was shut down with “forearm soreness” that he had been suffering since his appearance in the 2019 ALCS. Further tests have been done over the past week and he will now be getting Tommy John surgery due to a partial UCL tear, putting him out of action for a significant part of the near future.
2020 will be another year of Severino not being apart of the Yankees rotation after only making three starts in 2019 due to multiple injuries throughout the year.
Now, with Severino on the shelf, the Yankees will rely on their new “big 3” of Gerrit Cole, Masahiro Tanaka, and James Paxton (when he returns) to bring them championship number 28 in 2020.
This is obviously awful news for everyone involved, but the Yankees need to keep their heads high and realize all of the talent they still have on the team for this season.