Francesa On Possible Severino Setback: 'Now You're Going To Get The Bad News'

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April 08, 2019 - 7:56 pm
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By WFAN.com

The Yankees have had horrendous injury luck to start the 2019 season.

New York has an incredible 11 players on the injured list, including starting pitcher Luis Severino. Severino was injured in spring training, but Monday brought news that he “didn’t feel great” during a recent throwing session and would be returning to New York for an MRI.

Mike Francesa touched on the possible setback to Severino on "Mike's On" on Monday afternoon.

“This is not good. Now the Yanks are going to have to start to think about things … now you’re going to get the bad news.”

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As Francesa knows, injuries to a pitcher’s throwing shoulder are always a concern. Severino was initially expected back sometime in May, but if the MRI brings more bad news he could be on the shelf for a much longer period of time.

Severino has yet to play this season and is on a very talented injury list that also consists of Aaron Hicks, Didi Gregorius, Giancarlo Stanton, Troy Tulowitzki, Miguel Andujar, CC Sabathia, and Dellin Betances. Aaron Boone’s team has won three games in a row now but struggled out of the gate partially due to this avalanche of injuries.

Francesa added that the Yankees may have to make an addition to their pitching staff if Severino has indeed suffered a setback.

“Now you’re going to have to think about a trade, you’re going to have to think about all different avenues. We know there are free agents out there. We know there are guys out there on bad teams … the Giants are off very slow. They have a pitcher, obviously, that would look very good in a Yankee uniform.”

Madison Bumgarner could be available if the Yankees decide to meet San Francisco’s price. Dallas Keuchel remains unsigned and could be another intriguing option if Brian Cashman and company decide they need to add another arm.

Click on the audio player above to listen to Mike Francesa's full reaction to the news about Luis Severino's possible setback.