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Luis Severino has completely spoiled a lucrative contract opportunity

The New York Yankees as a whole can not be happy with how the 2023 season has gone. In one of the most competitive divisions in baseball, the Yankees have put forth a tepid offense where even their strongest hitters — like D.J. LeMahieu and Anthony Rizzo — have seemingly forgotten how to make contact at the plate.

But individually, one person who might suffer worse than the rest is Luis Severino, who has had an excruciatingly painful season. Severino didn’t debut until late May due to injury, and since he has become a regular starter once again his results have been disastrous.

With an ERA of 7.38 and a WHIP of 1.805, Severino, who hits free agency this winter, is ruining any chance he has at a strong contract this offseason. In his final start before the All-Star break, Severino couldn’t even get out of the third inning, pulled with two outs in the third after giving up seven earned runs on 10 hits.

In Chris Kirschner’s latest for The Athletic, he looked at every member of the 40-man roster in the Bronx coming out of the All-Star break. On Severino, he said he feels that he’s probably ruined his chances of a long-term extension, (subscription required) and doesn’t see how he’ll command anything more than a single-year, “prove it” deal this winter.

Tough look for Severino, who has shown signs of greatness in the past and been severely limited by injuries throughout his career.

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