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Nathan Eovaldi to the DL, Luis Severino recalled to majors

The Yankees remain 3.5 games back of the second wild-card spot but placed Nathan Eovaldi on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 11th.

Eovaldi underwent an evaluation and Dye Contrast MRI with head team Physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad on Thursday. Dr. Ahmad recommended that Eovaldi receive more evaluation on the injury, and that has landed him on the DL with a right elbow tendon injury.

The strong 26-year-old right-hander has had elbow issues in the past. He underwent Tommy John surgery and missed the entire season in high school in 2007. Last season, he was placed on the DL for the last month of the season with elbow inflammation. It is not confirmed the extent of the injury.

In 2016, the flamethrowing righty owns a 9-8 record with a 4.76 ERA, both in the rotation and the bullpen.

If Eovaldi is out for an extended period of time, it allows Luis Severino to bounce back to the majors and work his way full-time into the starting rotation. Severino was sent down to the minors two short days ago on August 10th to make room for reliever Blake Parker. The young 22-year-old is 1-7 this season with a 6.42 ERA.

New York is in the middle of still contending for the playoffs, and health is a major factor during the stretch run.