Luis Severino
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The New York Yankees are looking forward to returning both starting pitcher Luis Severino and reliever Dellin Betances from injury.

The New York Yankees are in a great position coming out of the All-Star Break. They’re currently 57-31 and lead the AL East division by 6.5 games. Not to mention, they’re pitching staff isn’t even at full strength.

Right-handed starter Luis Severino and right-handed reliever Dellin Betances are still on the injured list. Severino has been dealing with rotator cuff inflammation in his right shoulder and a grade two lat strain all season. Betances, on the other hand, has suffered from a bone spur located behind his right shoulder.

The Yankees are excited to have them return from injury, and left-handed starter CC Sabathia made that known at the All-Star Break in Cleveland this week.

“Just being around them and seeing how much they work and how much they want to be back, that makes me feel they will be back,” Sabathia said, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post. “It would be like making a big trade”

Severino signed a four-year, $40 million deal for the Yankees in February of this year. In 2018, he posted a record of 19-8 with a 3.39 ERA through 32 starts. He’s a two-time All-Star, having made it in both 2017 and 2018.

Betances went 4-6 as a reliever last year with an ERA of 2.70 through 66 appearances. He’s a four-time All-Star himself, having made it in each year from 2014-2017.

While the Yankees will be playing for a postseason bid and, at this rate, the AL East division crown, Severino and Betances will both be great additions whenever they respectively return.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.