Luis Severino was born on February 20, 1994, he is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2015.
After a rough 2016 season, he broke out as one of the league’s best pitchers in 2017, being named an All-Star and finishing third in the American League Cy Young Award vote. He was also named an All-Star in 2018. He missed most of the 2019 and 2021 seasons and all the 2020 seasons due to various injuries.
Severino signed with the New York Yankees as an international free agent on December 26, 2011, agreeing to a $225,000 signing bonus. He had agreed to terms to sign with the Colorado Rockies, but a Yankees scout matched their offer and convinced Severino to play for the team he had grown up as a fan of.
At the time, he could throw his fastball at 91 miles per hour (146 km/h). He made his professional debut for the Dominican Summer League (DSL) Yankees 1 that year.
On February 22, 2021, Severino was placed on the 60-day injured list as he continued to recover from Tommy John surgery. On June 12, 2021, Severino suffered a groin injury during a rehab start with the Hudson Valley Renegades and was sidelined until August.
After pitching two rehab starts in August, Severino suffered another setback after “not feeling right” during warm ups before a game. On September 20, 2021, Severino was activated off the injury list for the first time in 706 days. With Brett Gardner not re-signing for the 2022 season, Severino became the longest-tenured Yankee.
Severino and his wife, Rosmaly, have one daughter, who was born in July 2015. Severino’s second child, a son, Luis Jr, was born on July 8, 2021.