Yankees' Luis Severino hopes to soon take next big step toward return from Tommy John surgery

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Luis Severino warms up on field in navy blue jersey at spring training
Luis Severino warms up on field in navy blue jersey at spring training

As he continues to work his way back into game shape following Tommy John surgery, Luis Severino has been throwing two bullpen sessions per week, he told reporters on Monday via Zoom.

Severino, who threw his first full bullpen session since surgery last week, said that he has been throwing only fastballs so far but hopes to start throwing his secondary pitches soon.

Speaking last week after Severino's bullpen session, Yankees manager Aaron Boone was impressed.

"He was really efficient the other day. Throwing it exactly where he wanted. He was coming out hot," Boone told reporters via Zoom on Thursday. "We said, ‘Hey, back off a little bit. It’s coming out too well.’ And he wasn’t working for it necessarily. Really encouraged about where he is at this point.”

GM Brian Cashman said during the offseason that Severino's return to big league action could be "late summer."

Severino said back in February that he hoped to be back sooner, but didn't have an "exact date" he was aiming for.

As the Yankees wait for Severino's return, they will likely enter the regular season with a starting rotation featuring Gerrit Cole, Corey Kluber, Jameson Taillon, Jordan Montgomery, and one of Deivi Garcia or Domingo German.