NEW YORK — Yankees starter Luis Severino threw a handful of warm-up pitches and then stopped it just before the start of Wednesday night’s third inning at Yankee Stadium.

According to the Yankees, the cause of Severino’s ejection from the game against the Cincinnati Reds was shoulder tightness.

Examined by team doctor Dr Christopher Ahmad on Wednesday evening, Severino is due for an MRI on Thursday.

Severino entered Wednesday’s game with a 5-3 record and 3.11 ERA, returning full-time to the Yankees’ rotation for the first time this season since 2018, due to rehab following treatment. to Tommy John surgery and various physical setbacks.

In the second inning, the bottom of the Reds batting order – Kyle Farmer, Mike Moustakas and Stuart Fairchild – chained back-to-back homers against the Yanks right-hander.

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (17) talks to starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) during the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Yankee Stadium.

Severino’s speed dropped noticeably in the first inning, after he gave up a run, on a single, two walks and Joey Votto’s net RBI.

After Cincinnati’s three straight homers against Severino to start the second inning, Yankees manager Aaron Boone went to the mound with an athletic trainer.

Severino stayed in the game and struck out the next three batters, including his only strikeout of the night, against Brandon Drury.

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