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Yankees’ Luis Severino has start pushed back due to ‘general soreness’

New York Yankees right-hander Luis Severino had his spring training start scheduled for Wednesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays pushed back because of “general soreness.”

“He was a little sore coming out of his last one,” manager Aaron Boone said Tuesday. “We just want to push it back a little bit. I feel like it is general and us being cautious. But anytime I say that about a pitcher, especially his stature and what he’s been through, yeah, it gives you a little bit (of a pause). I feel like it’s something that resolves itself,“ he said.

Severino is now scheduled to throw a bullpen Wednesday and if that goes well, he will start Saturday’s game against the Atlanta Braves.

The 28-year-old has pitched just 27.2 innings, including the postseason, since the beginning of the 2019 season due to a shoulder injury, lat injury, Tommy John surgery, and a groin injury. All five of his outings last season came in relief.