The Yankees took out starter Luis Severino after four innings in Game 2 of the ALCS, replacing him with reliever Tommy Kahnle. Manager Joe Girardi said the right-handed pitcher checked out fine after their 2-1 loss to the Astros.
Girardi and the Yankees' trainer visited Severino after the right-hander appeared to have some discomfort in his right arm, but he remained in the game to pitch the rest of the fourth. Girardi thought he had injured his shoulder, however, Severino and the doctors disagreed with that conclusion.
Severino will undergo more tests on Sunday to confirm the early optimism, but the team's ace told Andrew Marchand of ESPN that he feels "100 percent great."
Severino allowed one run after giving up a solo homer to Carlos Correa in the fourth.
The Yankees trail the Astros in the ALCS 2-0.