NEW YORK (AP) _ Luis Severino’s return to the minor leagues was brief.
Two days after optioning the right-hander to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the New York Yankees recalled the 22-year-old from the Triple-A farm team Friday. New York placed right-hander Nathan Eovaldi on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow tendon injury, a move retroactive to Thursday.
Eovaldi left his start at Boston on Wednesday after one inning, in which his fastball averaged 93.91 mph, down from 97.16 mph in his previous outing, according to Brooks Baseball. He had an MRI Thursday and was evaluated by team physician Christopher Ahmad. New York said only that Eovaldi will seek a second opinion.
Severino was 5-3 with a 2.89 ERA as a rookie in the final two months of last season, then started this season 0-6, went on the disabled list and spent two months in the minors. He didn’t allow an earned run in three relief outings when he returned, but gave up five runs in 4 1/3 innings Tuesday against Boston, taking the loss.
(© Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)