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The baseball team The Dominican Republic is going through a difficult moment in the selection of the players that will be part of its team for the World Baseball Classic which will be held in the coming month of March, since one of its main figures will not be able to defend the colors of his country.
What happens is that the launcher Luis Severino will not be able to be part of the national team by not receiving permission from the New York Yankees, who don’t want any wear and tear on him leading up to spring training and especially ahead of the 2023 Major League Baseball season.
The information was released by the Dominican journalist Héctor Gómez, who revealed through his social networks that the decision to exclude the Dominican starter from the World Baseball Classic was made by the general manager of the ‘Bronx Bombers’ Brian Cashman.
“SOURCE: Starting pitcher Luis Severino will not pitch for the Dominican Republic in the 2023 WBC because New York Yankees general manager, Brian Cashman didn’t allow it,” Gomez said on his Twitter account.
The decision to leave Severino out of the tournament would be driven by the constant injuries the pitcher suffered during the last three seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), so this year they will have much more control over him to avoid his loss again.
The Yankees’ goal this year is to keep him as healthy as possible so he can perform as one of the starters in their rotation. and thus shield the team as best as possible with the pitching to try to win the World Series.
Severino’s absence adds to the loss of fellow starter Luis Castillo, who did not receive approval from the Seattle Mariners to have him from day one in spring training.
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