Yankees share timeline for injured RHPs Luis Severino, Corey Kluber to return

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Luis Severino throws in outfield cropped 6/19/21
Luis Severino throws in outfield cropped 6/19/21

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Sunday in an interview with MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM that RHPs Luis Severino (Grade 2 groin strain, Tommy John surgery rehab) and Corey Kluber (subscapularis muscle strain) could make a return to New York in the Aug. 20-Sept. 1 window.

After Sunday's game, a 3-1 series-sweeping win over the Miami Marlins, Yankees manager Aaron Boone appeared to confirm as much.

"Well, yeah -- Sevy's ahead of Kluber, obviously," Boone said. "Sevy's getting ready to make a start Tuesday -- I believe, in (Double-A) Somerset -- where he'll be, probably three innings, 45, 50 pitches. So Sevy's a lot further along. I think Klub's set to throw a live session tomorrow in New York. So he's starting to move that way. But yeah, I think that's probably reasonable -- especially with Sevy."

The Somerset Patriots announced Severino starting Tuesday's game on Monday night. They have a 7:05 p.m. home game against Double-A Bowie.

He made two rehab starts earlier this season, with Low-A Tampa and High-A Huntington Valley, but suffered a setback with the groin injury June 12.

Since getting called up late in the Yankees' 2015 season, Severino has developed into a front-end starter. The 27-year-old has a 3.46 career ERA, with 589 strikeouts to 150 walks in 350 regular season innings.

On the 60-day IL since June 5, Kluber has a 3.04 ERA in 10 games over 53 1/3 innings pitched, scattering 21 runs (18 earned) on 41 hits while striking out 55 and walking 23. Prior to his July 23 bullpen session, he had last thrown off a mound May 25, when the issue surfaced.