Yankees RHP Luis Severino will undergo an MRI on his shoulder after feeling discomfort, manager Aaron Boone told reporters on Monday.
Severino, who has yet to pitch this season due to rotator cuff inflammation, has been dealing with the injury sice March 5. GM Brian Cashman said last month that Severino would return some time in May as a best-case scenario.
"We got to make sure he's right," Boone said, according to YES Network's Jack Curry.
The 25-year-old Severino, who signed a four-year, $40 million extension with the team in February, has not thrown off a mound. Boone said earlier this month he was optimistic Severino, who went 19-8 with a 3.39 ERA in 32 starts last season, would be able to take the next step in his recovery.
The Yankees bought out the rest of Severino's arbitration years with their contract extension. Severino will earn $6 million in 2019, $10 million in 2020, $10.25 million in 2021 and $11 million in 2022. He also has a $15 million club option that covers his first year of free agenncy.
This injury is the first one impacting Severino's shoulder. He went on the disabled list in 2016 with a triceps strain but made 31 starts in 2017 annd 32 last year. He will be examined by Dr. Christopher Ahmad.