Luis Severino
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Severino still on track to return mid-season.

The Yankees need to bolster their rotation. With Corey Kluber on the shelf, they’ve been making it work but could use another strong arm.

News on Monday is that they could have Luis Severino back around the All-Star break.

Severino underwent Tommy John surgery in February. Manager Aaron Boone told reporters on Monday that Severino has looked good in recent workouts and could begin his rehab assignment on Sunday.

“[Severino’s] scheduled to throw a simulated game today, again, where he’ll have three ups, essentially a three-inning sim game. If all goes well there, potentially next Sunday would then be him in game-action,” Boone said.

“The stuff has been really good in his last couple of outings, and we’re very encouraged by what we’re seeing,” Boone continued.

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Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.