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Yankees to exercise Luis Severino’s option for 2023

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Yankees intend to exercise their $15 million team option on starting pitcher Luis Severino, which would keep him in pinstripes for the 2023 season.

“I haven’t talked to anybody yet about it, but he’s a really impactful pitcher,” Cashman said on Friday during a press conference at Yankee Stadium. “So the answer to that would be an easy yes.”

Severino signed a four-year extension worth $40 million before the 2019 season, a contract that included a club option in 2023. 

The 28-year-old posted a 3.18 ERA and racked up 112 strikeouts over 102 innings in 2022. In two appearances in the postseason, Severino allowed six runs over 11 innings pitched.

Going into the 2023 season, Severino will likely fill a spot in the rotation behind Gerrit Cole and Nestor Cortes.