Severino feels 'pretty normal' after throwing

Yankees ace shows no signs of discomfort after throwing for first time in two weeks

March 20th, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. -- reported no issues after making 25 tosses at a distance of 60 feet on Wednesday morning at George M. Steinbrenner Field, marking the right-hander's first on-field action in two weeks.

Severino said his mechanics felt "a little bit off" due to the layoff, but there were no signs of the discomfort that prompted him to be scratched from a March 5 exhibition against the Braves.

"That's a good thing," Severino said. "I know I'm not going to be ready the first month of the season, but I feel happy that I'm going to go back [to] feeling 100 percent healthy and help my team."

Severino said that he is scheduled to play catch again on Thursday, increasing the number of throws to 50, then he will take Friday off. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has said that Severino will be unavailable to pitch in a big league game before May 1.

The 25-year-old Severino was 19-8 with a 3.39 ERA in 32 starts last season.

“It was pretty normal,” Severino said. “Tomorrow I will feel better.”