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Cashman: Tommy John surgery recommended for Luis Severino

The Yankees will lose one of their key contributors for the 2020 season. We break down the news surrounding Luis Severino’s injury.

Yankees right hander Luis Severino warming up his arm in spring training Photo by J. Conrad Williams, Jr./Newsday via Getty Images

The New York Yankees received some bad news on Tuesday. General manager Brian Cashman informed the media that the results of Luis Severino’s exam came back, and the recommendation is Tommy John surgery, per beat writer Erik Boland. This came courtesy of two doctors.

The Yankees starter has been dealing with arm issues since last year, and the team shut him down last week. Cashman said Severino accepts the need for the surgery and will undergo the procedure as soon as possible. He will be out for the season and have a chance to return sometime next season barring any setbacks.

The Yankees were +350 favorites to win the World Series prior to shutting him down, but now sit at +400 behind the +350 Los Angeles Dodgers. They remain heavy favorites in the AL East at -480, but this does open the door at least a little bit for the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays are +550 and have the second best odds following the Boston Red Sox decision to trade Mookie Betts and David Price to the Dodgers.

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