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Yankees starter Luis Severino is expected to start in the first game of today's double-header at Hartford. Photo: Somerset patriots.

Somerset Patriots fans are going to get a nice surprise when they tune in to today’s double-header against the Hartford Yardgoats, as Yankees hurler Luis Severino is expected to make a rehab start today for Somerset.

According to a press release issued by the Patriots, Severino is expected to start Game One of the twin-bill.

Severino was placed on the injured list on July 14 with a low grade right lat strain. Prior to the injury, Severino was 5-3 with a 3.45 ERA and 95 strikeouts over 86 innings pitched in 16 games pitched for New York.

He becomes the fifth MLB rehab assignment for the Patriots this season, joining RHP Aroldis ChapmanRHP Domingo GermánRHP Ron Marrinaccio and OF Giancarlo Stanton.  Severino previously rehabbed in Somerset during the 2021 season and most notably pitched the first four innings of the team’s first and only no-hitter.

Remember you can hear the game on Fox Sports New Jersey on 93.5 FM, 1450 AM, or streaming on foxsportsradionewjersey.com at 5:05.