Luis Severino
Luis Severino works out at Yankees spring training Charles Wenzelberg / New York Post

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino has taken a significant step forward in his path to recovery from a recent injury.

Yankees suffered a huge blow just a few days ahead of the opening day when their key starter, Luis Severino, went out with right lat strain. The team had already lost Carlos Rodon and Luis’ injury came at the worst possible time. Subsequently, the pitcher was placed on the injury list alongside six other pitching staff of the team.


Luis Severino has been a key part of the Yankees’ rotation since breaking into the majors in 2015. He has a career record of 3.39 ERA and 709 strikeouts. He was an All-Star in both 2017 and 2018. Over the years, he has become an integral part of the team and even earned a place in the team’s starting rotation for this season. However, the unfortunate injury stalled all plans.

Luis Severino Makes His Way Back To The Mound

Luis Sevrino
The Yankees have so far been unable to determine how starter Luis Severino strained his latissimus dorsi muscle while recovering from a shoulder injury. Credit…Julie Jacobson/Associated Press

This week, the New York Yankees received a much-needed positive injury update. Starting pitcher Luis Severino, who strained his right lat, has finally cracked a significant breakthrough on the path to recovery. On Monday, Severino threw his first bullpen session after practicing catch a week ago. He threw all his variations, including the newly developed splitter.

Speaking after the session, Luis Severino said his arm felt good during the practice. Though the throws were directionless, his main concern was his health. Luis threw 22 successful pitches, including fastballs, changeups, sliders, cutters, and sinkers. The next step would be a live BP wherein he will face the hitters. That session will determine the exact return timeline for the pitcher. Overall, Luis Severino’s return to the mound for his first bullpen session is an encouraging sign for the New York Yankees. While there is still a long way ahead for the right-hander, his progress in rehab is a positive development for the team.

Severino Still Unsure Of His Return Despite Positive Development

Luis Severino talks with Aaron Boone after giving up three straight homers in the second inning. He later left the game with right shoulder tightness after throwing a warmup pitch in the top of the third. Robert Sab

Luis Sverino’s first bullpen session post low-grade lat strain injury has been a hit. He showed no signs of discomfort and threw straight 22 pitches. However, despite positive development, the pitcher is unsure about his comeback timeline. He said he would throw another session on Tuesday and would see how it goes.

“My location was not there, but I’m not worried about that,” said Luis Severino.

Luis Severino believes the medical staff is the key decision-maker in this situation. He would follow the directions of the doctors and move ahead accordingly. Regardless, a recent update on Luis’ injury would certainly boost the team’s confidence. The pitching staff has suffered enough already. Hence, if Severino can return to form, he could be a major factor in helping the Yankees turn their season around.