Yankees’ Luis Severino exits rehab start with injury

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PHILADELPHIA — Luis Severino had to be helped off the field in the second inning of his rehab start on Saturday with an apparent foot injury.

The right-hander, coming back from last year’s Tommy John surgery, left the game while pitching for High-A Hudson Valley against the Cyclones in Brooklyn. It was his second rehab start and the Yankees expected him back in the rotation next month.

Luis Severino
Luis Severino
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That return could well be delayed now, adding to the Yankees’ rotation troubles, with Corey Kluber out indefinitely with a right shoulder strain — and Jameson Taillon unable to get out of the first inning against the Phillies on Saturday.

The Yankees already figure to be in the market for a starting pitcher before the July 30 non-waiver trade deadline and if Severino is sidelined again for an extended period of time, that need would only grow more urgent.

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