The New York Yankees will place RHP Luis Severino on the 15-day disabled list with a mild right triceps strain, the team announced.
Severino left Friday's game against the Chicago White Sox in the third inning with soreness in the back of his right elbow. He underwent an MRI after leaving the game, and he will not pick up a baseball for 5-7 days.
Severino, 22, allowed seven runs, seven hits and four walks in 2 2/3 innings, throwing 81 pitches as he fell to 0-6 on the season.
He left the game alongside trainer Steve Donohue after giving up a two-run home run to Jimmy Rollins.
Severino has a 7.46 ERA in seven starts this season.
Chad Green has been called up to replace him on the roster.
News that the injury to Severino is a mild triceps strain is obviously a great deal better than the alternative of suffering a tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. The Yankees will surely be cautious with Severino as he takes some time to rest and then rehab the injury.
The Yankees might feel an inkling of trepidation with Severino's injury as well. Often times, triceps strains lead to other maladies around the arm, in particular the elbow, which is where Severino was seen pointing when being taken out of the game Friday night. With the club eight games out of the race and Severino seemingly in need of some time in the minors to right the ship, this hiccup came at as good a time as any.
Chad Green getting the call to replace Severino on the roster means the Yankees will have used both players received in the trade of Justin Wilson this past offseason as Luis Cessa made the club out of spring training. At the time of the trade general manager Brian Cashman indicated Green and Cessa would provide pitching depth and thus far he has been correct. Green has pitched quite well in Triple-A as a starter, but will likely be on hand for long relief duties for the time being.