OAKLAND, California – Corey Club’s long Yankees break ends Monday night – and Luis Severino may not finish the season yet.
Manager Aaron Boone said Thursday that Clubs-out since the end of May with a right shoulder load-return to the starting rotation in the series opener against the Angels in Anaheim, California. The 35-year-old made three minor leagues to rise, posting an 11.25 ERA in eight innings.
“He’s feeling really good,” Boone said of Clubs. “I think he is ready to take competitions in the major leagues and go to the next level. … He’s not quite built up, but we feel like he’s built up to go out and give us a few really strong innings. ”
Severino, meanwhile, was examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles on Thursday and was approved to start a cast program. He had been shut down when he experienced tightness in his shoulder as he warmed up for a restart with Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes-Barre on 13 August. Severino has not lined up for the Yankees since the post-season 2019 following the Tommy John 2020 surgery, a strained groin and most recently shoulder tightness.
It is unclear what the Yankees can expect from Severino down the stretch.
“I do not even want to speculate about it,” Boone said. “We’ll see when he gets on the mound for a bullfighter.”
Clubs’ return to the rotation will follow his most recent rehabilitation outing as he threw 3 ² / ₃ innings to Double-A Somerset on Tuesday, allowing two runs while throwing 60 spots.
He will take rotation slot for newly acquired veteran Andrew Heaney, who will switch to the bullpen. Boone said Heaney, who has drafted a 6.23 ERA in five Yankees starts, could relieve Clubs on Monday in a “piggyback” scenario.
“This will give us an opportunity to see Andrew in a different role and see how he reacts to it,” Boone said.
In addition, Boone pointed to an upcoming stretch of 20 games in the 20 days following the off-day following the upcoming series against the Angels.
They were able to insert a sixth starter during the 20-game span.