Luis Severino exits rehab start with apparent lower body injury


Luis Severino had barely gotten his feet wet in his first rehab start with High-A Hudson Valley before being removed from his outing on Saturday.

Severino, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, was helped off the field after taking an awkward step on the mound, according to The Athletic. The righty was helped off the mound and struggled to put weight on his right leg.

Severino was close to closing out his second shutout inning to start the game, but was taken out shortly after allowing a two-out single in the second. He had struck out the two previous batters to start the inning.

Severino had just taken the next step in his rehab assignment after pitching 2.2 innings at Low-A on June 6. The Yankees were hoping for Severino to be a factor in the rotation in the second half of the season, especially with Corey Kluber missing extended time due to a shoulder injury, and Jameson Taillon continuing to struggle.

Severino, a two-time All-Star, hasn’t pitched in the majors since the 2019 ALCS.

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