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Yankees pitcher Severino back after going on COVID-19 list

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NEW YORK – Pitcher Louis Severino received clearance to join the New York Yankees Thursday night, hours after he was kicked off the start and placed on the COVID-19 casualty list.

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After a 2-1 win over Tampa Bay, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Severino would travel with the club to Toronto for a weekend series against the Blue Jays.

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Severino was scheduled to start Thursday night at Yankee Stadium against the Rays.

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“Now he’s just on the list,” Boone said when the initial lineup change was announced. “Last night he got sick, he had a fever, chills and all that. Things are going a lot better today, but we’ll find out (later). I think his initial fast stuff was negative, but maybe we’ll have a better idea tonight.”

right-handed Clark Schmidt started instead of Severino.

Severino is 4-1 with a 2.80 ERA and the 28-year-old right-hander was set to make his 100th career start in the series finale.

Schmidt, a 26-year-old right-hander, went 3-2 with a 3.26 ERA in 11 assist appearances, striking out 15 and walking 10 in 19 1/3 innings.

New York chose Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre right-hander Ryan Weber to contract. Weber is 4-12 with a 5.28 ERA in seven major league seasons with Boston, Seattle, Atlanta, Tampa Bay and Milwaukee, and is 2-2 with a 2.95 ERA this year in four starts and four assist appearances in Triple A.



Source: mlb.nbcsports.com

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