The Yankees have activated starting pitcher Luis Severino from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple A, the team announced on Monday.
Severino left his start on May 13 after experiencing elbow soreness, and was placed on the DL with a mild right triceps strain.
Before the injury, Severino’s ERA stood at 7.46 on the season in 11 starts. The 22-year-old threw 62 1/3 innings last season. going 5–3 with a 2.89 ERA and 56 strikeouts.
After throwing three scoreless innings in his rehab start over the weekend, the Yankees decided to send him to Triple A due to the recent success of CC Sabathia and Ivan Nova.
The team also announced that utility man Dustin Ackley has been placed on the 15-day DL with a dislocated shoulder. Infielder Rob Refsnyder was brought up in a corresponding move.
With Ackley out and starter Mark Teixeira dealing with a neck issue, New York will look to backup catcher Austin Romine to play first base until Teixeira heals.
– Kenny Ducey