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Yankees' Severino: Shoulder Injury Isn't Serious

March 06, 2019 - 11:25 am
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By WFAN.com

Luis Severino says he's disappointed that a shoulder injury is likely to keep him sidelined beyond Opening Day but is relieved that it happened now.

"It’s frustrating, because the bad thing about baseball is when you don’t get to play baseball," the Yankees' ace told reporters in Tampa, Florida, on Wednesday, a day after the team announced he is dealing with inflammation in his right rotator cuff. "This is the game that I love. I want to be there for the first game. It’s going to be tough for a little bit. 

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"I’m a little concerned, but I think it’s better it happened now than later in the season. I think it’s something we can treat now so moving forward to the season I’ll be able to pitch."

Severino was scratched from his spring training debut Tuesday after experiencing shoulder discomfort after he threw a slider in warmups.

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"I was OK until that pitch (then) I felt something, a pull or something like that,” Severino said. “I couldn’t throw another pitch."

Severino said he's not concerned the issue will turn out to be a major one.

"I feel a little pain when I try to lift my arm, but my strength (is) the same,” he said. “That’s why I feel it’s nothing bad.”

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