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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 6/13/21

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Luis Severino suffers groin injury; Luke Voit to start rehab assignment on Sunday; Zack Britton makes his season debut for the Yankees

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MLB.com | Bryan Hoch Luis Severino’s road to the Yankees suffered a setback on Saturday. Thankfully, it’s not related to his surgically-repaired right elbow, but it has the potential to delay his return at least a few weeks. Sevy was hurt while landing after a pitch in his rehab start with High-A Hudson Valley. He has to be helped off the field with what was later revealed as a right groin injury. Per Hoch, he is scheduled to get an MRI, and the team will have a better idea of how much time he is going to miss after seeing the results. The former ace underwent Tommy John surgery last spring and was working his way back and building arm strength.

SNY | Alex Smith The Yankees have been hit hard by crucial injuries this season, but at least they got some good news to share on that front this weekend. According to what manager Aaron Boone told YES Network’s Meredith Marakovits, first baseman Luke Voit will start a rehab assignment on Sunday as he recovers from a grade 2 oblique strain. The slugger has played only 12 games this season due to the oblique issue and a partially torn meniscus that required surgery in March. He has a .182/.280/.250 slash line.

Newsday | Erik Boland Left-handed reliever Zack Britton, who had missed the whole season to this point after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone chip from his left elbow, finally made his debut on Saturday. The Yankees designated Mike Ford for assignment and demoted reliever Brooks Kriske to make room for him on the roster. Britton rewarded them with a clean inning and one strikeout against the Phillies, helping the offense mount its comeback to tie the game at 7-7 before the team faltered in extras.