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Yanks righty Severino needs Tommy John surgery, out for year

New York already expects to be without left-hander James Paxton for the first two months of the season following back surgery on Feb. 5.
Credit: AP
New York Yankees' Luis Severino delivers a pitch in the bullpenn during a spring training baseball workout Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

DUNEDIN, Fla — New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino needs Tommy John surgery and will miss the 2020 season. 

The two-time All-Star right-hander was sidelined until the final weeks of the regular season last year. 

New York already expects to be without left-hander James Paxton for the first two months of the season following back surgery on Feb. 5. 

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Severino's injury leaves the Yankees with a rotation of newly signed ace Gerrit Cole, Masahiro Tanaka, J.A. Happ and two openings until the return of Paxton and Domingo Germán from a suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy.