I knew it was my last moment with the New York Yankees. Luis Severino (29) could not hide his tears.스포츠토토
The Yankees placed Severino, who injured his left oblique muscle, on the injured list on the 10th (Korean time). According to local media such as the Associated Press, Severino cannot return for the remainder of the season as it takes 3 to 4 weeks to recover from an oblique muscle injury. It is difficult to meet the regular season schedule, which ends on the 2nd of next month.
Severino was pitching well against the Milwaukee Brewers on the 9th, allowing 2 runs in 4 innings, but complained of pain in his oblique muscle after receiving a hit against leadoff hitter Bryce Touran in the 5th inning. He went down the mound with a painful expression on his face.
In a post-game interview, Severino said, “I think someone shot me. “I felt a deep, sharp pain,” he said, shedding tears. He may have sensed that this could be his last game with the Yankees, but he could not easily control his emotions.
Severino, a right-handed fastball pitcher from the Dominican Republic, has been with the Yankees for all eight seasons until this year after making his major league debut in 2015. He played as the Yankees’ ace for two consecutive years, recording 14 wins, 6 losses, an ERA of 2.98, and 230 strikeouts in 31 games (193⅓ innings) in 2017, and 19 wins, 8 losses, an ERA of 3.39, and 220 strikeouts in 32 games (191⅓ innings) in 2018.
He was at his peak, throwing fastballs up to 100 mph and earning Cy Young Award votes (3rd and 9th) as an All-Star for two consecutive years. Before the 2019 season, he signed an extension contract with the Yankees worth up to $52.5 million for 4+1 years, but he suffered from shoulder rotator cuff inflammation, elbow ligament joint surgery, and lat injury, and was limited to appearing in only 7 games over the three years from 2019 to 2021.
As he rebounded to some extent last year with 7 wins, 3 losses, an ERA of 3.18, and 112 strikeouts in 19 games (102 innings), the Yankees exercised the team option for an annual salary of $15 million this year. However, this year, he was unable to join the opening rotation due to a lat injury, and although he has been playing since May, he is showing the worst performance of his career with 4 wins, 8 losses, an ERA of 6.65, and 79 strikeouts in 19 games (89⅓ innings).
I become a free agent at the end of this season, but my results are not very good. It is unlikely that the Yankees will offer a new contract. “Severino has had a very promising start to his career as a starting pitcher,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. He’s been one of the dominant starters, and even when he’s been plagued by injuries over the past few years, he’s pitched just as good as when healthy. “He is experiencing a real slump for the first time this year,” he lamented.
The ‘New York Post’ also said, ‘Severino’s season is over, and his career with the Yankees may also be over. Severino, who will become a free agent after this season, is unlikely to be with the Yankees next year considering his injury history and terrible season.’ Yankees captain Aaron Judge said, “I want to see Severino in the pinstripes a little longer. “I really enjoyed my time with him, and he gave us a lot of wins,” he said. “I hope it’s not a major injury.” “I hope he recovers quickly and shows good performance next year,” he said.