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Severino OK after batting-practice scare

Righty struck by batted ball while playing catch
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TORONTO -- The Yankees received a scare during batting practice on Saturday afternoon at Rogers Centre when right-hander Luis Severino was struck by a batted ball while playing catch in the outfield.

Severino dropped to the turf after being clipped by the drive, then resumed playing catch after being briefly examined by Yankees head athletic trainer Steve Donohue. Attention was paid to the area behind Severino's non-throwing shoulder.

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TORONTO -- The Yankees received a scare during batting practice on Saturday afternoon at Rogers Centre when right-hander Luis Severino was struck by a batted ball while playing catch in the outfield.

Severino dropped to the turf after being clipped by the drive, then resumed playing catch after being briefly examined by Yankees head athletic trainer Steve Donohue. Attention was paid to the area behind Severino's non-throwing shoulder.

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"I was a little nervous, but he got up and started laughing a little bit," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "Sevy seems to be fine."

An American League All-Star, the 23-year-old Severino is 13-6 with a 3.03 ERA in 30 starts this season, having recorded 221 strikeouts against 50 walks in 187 1/3 innings.

The Yankees are considering having Severino start in the AL Wild Card Game, should they be unable to catch the Red Sox for the AL East lead. New York trails Boston by four games.

Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and on Facebook.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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