Brian Cashman had an interview on the MLB Sirius channel this morning and gave a few important updates to the team.
-Luis Severino (lat strain) will be out until after the All-Star break. This was not particularly surprising, but it was somewhat refreshing to hear official word there. The timeline we had gave us a late June return date at the earliest and, with an early All-Star break this season, they might as well just wait the two more weeks to be safe.
-James Paxton will be out slightly longer than the timeline I posted about yesterday. He will be out about three weeks max, so he could miss anywhere from two to five starts or so, depending on a multitude of factors.
-Jonathan Loaisiga will be the guy who replaces Paxton in the rotation for the time being. Johnny Lasagna was supposed to start Sunday in Triple-A but was scratched in order to get him in line to start in Paxton’s rotation slot later this week
–Aaron Hicks will start his rehab assignment in Tampa this week. The Yankees are hopeful he will be able to make his season debut and be activated from the IL next weekend.
–Giancarlo Stanton will return to batting practice this week. You may recall he was originally out with a bicep injury that is fully healed but somehow injured his shoulder in the process. He received a cortisone shot and it sounds like he will be back soon.
–Miguel Andujar consulted multiple orthopedic surgeons and surgery was never recommended. Rehabbing a torn labrum is becoming the “new normal” rather than immediately opting for surgery. Hooray. He also noted that he wasn’t happy about the two errors Saturday, but he expects the defensive woes to subsidize as he gets back into the MLB pace.