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Luis Severino scratched from first spring training start

Update: 3:50 p.m.

Aaron Boone spoke with the media following the Yankees’ game against the Braves. According to Bryan Hoch of mlb.com, Severino has rotator cuff inflammation and will be shutdown for two weeks. Severino will receive an injection and anti-inflammatories before resuming his throwing program.

More from Hoch:

It’s important to keep in mind that Gio Gonzalez and Dallas Keuchel are still available on the market should the Yankees look for starters outside of the organization, although Keuchel is likely too expensive to be a stopgap solution.

Original post

Luis Severino was a late scratch from his first spring training start on Tuesday after experiencing right shoulder discomfort, according to an announcement from the Yankees. Severino will undergo further testing Tuesday afternoon.

This is obviously not a good start to Severino’s season. The 25-year-old just signed a four-year, $40 million contract extension with an option for 2023, and was expected to anchor an improved Yankees rotation.

Aaron Hicks, the other Yankee who recently signed an extension, has been sidelined with back stiffness.

Stay tuned as more information becomes available.

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