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Luis Severino still needs ‘six or more’ weeks before returning

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Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman said today that pitcher Luis Severino will likely need “six or more” weeks before he’ll be ready to return to game action.

Severino has been out all season due to lat and shoulder issues. He may resume throwing as early as next week, but they are obviously not rushing him. Nor do they need to given the Yankees’ six and a half game lead in the Al East. When Severino does come back, Cashman suggested that he might be used as a limited 75-pitch starter or see action out of the bullpen.

Last year Severino went 19-8 in 32 starts, posting a 3.39 ERA across 191.1 innings.

Trea Turner hits for the cycle

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Nationals shortstop Trea Turner hit for the cycle on Tuesday night against the Rockies, becoming the first National to hit for the cycle since, well, himself back on April 25, 2017… against the Rockies.

Turner led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run to center field off of Peter Lambert. He singled in the second, tripled to lead off the fourth, and hit an RBI double as part of an eight-run seventh inning to complete the cycle.

Turner is the fourth player to hit for the cycle this season. The others:

After completing the cycle, Turner is hitting .286/.343/.494 with eight home runs, 25 RBI, 41 runs scored, and 20 stolen bases in 277 plate appearances this season.