Yankees’ Luis Severino on COVID-IL Clark Schmidt vs. Start. Shake the eyes of New York

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The New York Yankees have included right-hander Luis Severino on the COVID-19 injury list, making sure he doesn’t make his scheduled start against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night. Announced hours ago. Severino will be replaced by Clark Schmidt, while Ryan Weber will replace him on the active roster.

Severino, 28, has done well in 11 starts this season. He has posted 2.80 ERA (135 ERA +) and 4.73 strike out to walk ratio in 61 innings. Severino won the Sai Young Award for his work during the 2017-18 season early in his career, but later missed most of the 2019-21 season due to injury. This year, again, its return to its old form is welcomed.

Schmidt, for his part, has appeared in 11 games this season, albeit completely out of the Bulgaria. He has a combined 3.26 ERA (118 ERA +) and 1.50 strikeout to walk ratio in 19 innings. He has not thrown more than 40 pitches this season since his recovery appearance in early May, suggesting how many innings he could give to the Yankees on Thursday night.

It helps explain why New York promoted Weber to join the Big League roster, as it could help lengthen out the bipartisanship. Weber has made eight appearances (four starts) with the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate this season, earning a 2.95 ERA in 21 innings and a 15.00 strike out to walk ratio. He is a travel man type who has exhibited at the Majors with five different clubs, most recently as part of the Seattle Mariners last season.

The Yankees will enter Thursday’s game looking to complete a three-game sweep of the Rays. New York will play an 11-game lead over Tampa Bay in the American League East.