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Luis Severino won't pitch for D. R. in upcoming WBCFebruary 02, 2023 | 05:38 PM
According to Hector Gomez of of Z10 Digital, Luis Severino will not pitch for his native Dominican Republic during the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
Analysis: The reason, according to Gomez, is that Yankees general manager Brian Cashman would not allow him to. Given the right-hander's extensive injury history, it's not a surprise that the Yankees wouldn't want Severino to ramp up so early in the year and put that additional stress on his arm. The 28-year-old had a terrific comeback season in 2022 -- registering a 3.18 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and a 112/30 K/BB ratio over 102 innings in his 19 starts.
Source: Hector Gomez via Rotoworld.com