“Don’t go to WBC!” Yankees refuse to hire Severino… “A fully understandable decision”
The New York Yankees rejected Luis Severino’s call to the World Baseball Classic (WBC). Severino was scheduled to play for the Dominican Republic national team.
“Deportivo Z101” reporter Hector Gomez said on the 3rd (Korean time), “According to sources, starting pitcher Severino will not pitch for the Dominican Republic in the 2023 WBC. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman refused to allow it.”
‘New York Post’ columnist John Heyman cited the news and added, “It’s a completely understandable decision.”
Severino is a good starting pitcher that has been mentioned as a candidate for the Cy Young Award in the past, and has been selected as an All-Star twice. But the problem is his physical condition.
In 2019, he was unable to climb the mound for a long time due to Tommy John surgery, and in 2021 he was unable to pitch again due to a right groin injury. 메이저사이트 In addition, last season, a back injury overlapped and he could not play the full-time season.
Severino’s last full-time season was in 2018, and his fitness is always a question mark. Accordingly, it is interpreted that General Manager Cashman refused to recruit Severino.
Severino is a very important player to the Yankees. Carlos Rodon joined, but Frankie Montas, who joined last year in a trade, won’t be on the mound at the beginning of the season due to a shoulder injury. The Yankees want him to make up their rotation along with Gerrit Cole, Rodon, Nestor Cortes and Domingo Hermann.