Yankees News: Luis Severino Out Until at Least May 1 with Shoulder Injury

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series in New York. AL MVP Mookie Betts, NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and major league home run champion Khris Davis reached high-priced one-year deals to avoid salary arbitration, while slugger Nolan Arenado and pitchers Gerrit Cole, Severino and Aaron Nola failed to reach agreements and for now appeared headed to hearings. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

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New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Friday that starting pitcher Luis Severino will not be ready to pitch in an MLB game until May 1 at the earliest, according to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch.

Severino is suffering from rotator cuff inflammation in his right throwing shoulder, which has been treated with cortisone shots and anti-inflammatories.

The plan is for Severino to begin playing catch next week. Regarding the decision to hold him out until May, Severino said, “I just want to be healthy and help my team.”

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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