New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino made an early exit from his start against the Chicago White Sox on Friday after suffering a triceps injury. He's been placed on the disabled list, per Jesse Spector of Sporting News.
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Severino Won't Pick Up Baseball for Several Days
Friday, May 13
Spector reported Severino won't pick up a baseball for five to seven days.
Severino shined down the stretch for the Yankees last season. He posted a 2.89 ERA with 56 strikeouts in 62.1 innings across his first 11 career starts. He parlayed that strong run into a spot on the team's Opening Day roster for the 2016 campaign, but so far, his numbers haven't matched that initial success.
New York has attempted to steadily build up his workload since signing him as an international free agent back in 2012. Although there's no way to completely prevent injuries, making sure a pitcher isn't overtaxed during his development is one way to limit the stress on an arm.
The 22-year-old Dominican Republic native spent time on the disabled list last season while dealing with a minor finger injury. The good news is that he's been able to avoid any major setbacks so far.
If the latest ailment forces him from the rotation for a while, Ivan Nova figures to fill the void. Though he's mostly operated out of the bullpen for New York this season, he's got more than 100 career starts under his belt, as well.
Severino is one of the Yankees' most promising young pitchers. In turn, they will likely play it safe to make sure he's all the way back to full strength before making his return.