Yankees RHP Luis Severino voiced his frustration early Friday morning, a day after new broke that he's been shut down at spring training due to forearm soreness.
"It's definitely frustrating to hear this stuff again ... it is so weird, I don't get it," Severino said, according to SNY contributor Sweeny Murti
MLB.com's Bryan Hoch added that Severino said he only feels discomfort when he throws a changeup, which is why he doesn't believe the "loose body" in his elbow is the cause. Severino is scheduled to see a doctor on Friday.
Newsday's David Lennon says Severino's pain is in "a weird spot" where he's "never had pain."
On Thursday, Aaron Boone explained how Severino has been dealing with that soreness since his last start in the ALCS. Hoch noted that Boone said Severino, who turned 26 on Thursday, has that loose body in his pitching elbow as well.
When asked if he is confident he would be ready to pitch when the regular season begins, Severino said, "I hope, man. I hope. I hope this is nothing and I can begin to throw tomorrow," according to YES Network's Jack Curry.
GM Brian Cashman said Severino had been prescribed anti-inflammatory medication and rest prior to his scheduled doctor visit Friday.
This news comes off the heels of Severino telling Murti on Wednesday that he felt "pretty great" after a change to his offseason routine that had "more arm exercises" and "less throwing."
"I just want to play baseball. I just want to pitch," Severino said.