New York Yankees: 3 worst contracts, ranked

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Three Worst New York Yankees Contracts

3. Luis Severino | 4-Years, $40M

We begin with pitcher Luis Severino, who at one time was viewed as the future number one ace for the New York Yankees. After a promising start to his career, one that saw him post 41-25 record in 85 starts, striking out 572 batters in 518 IP, Severino has been in a tussle with the injury bug.

Upon signing a 4-year, $40M deal with the Yanks, Severino suffered from right shoulder rotator cuff inflammation and a Grade 2 lat strain. This sidelined Sevy for almost all of the 2019 MLB season.

Then, after 3 decent starts in the regular season and 2 more in the postseason, Sevy’s year ended with some promise. Perhaps the future Yankees ace was ready to finally take the mantle, right?


As soon as pitchers and catchers reported for the 2020 season, Severino was diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament. He would undergo Tommy John surgery, which has a timeline of return of up to one and a half years.

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For 2020, Severino is due $10.5M, about the same as these healthy players are getting paid this season: