Update — Montas was left off the ALDS roster for the Yankees’ series with the Guardians, which begins on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. Montas was never believed to be healthy enough to go and he wasn’t going to be in the rotation anyways.
New York Yankees SP Frankie Montas was brought in before the MLB Trade Deadline from the Oakland Athletics. The deal had come under fire a bit after GM Brian Cashman decided to send out SP Jordan Montgomery to the St. Louis Cardinals. Montas has struggled most of his Yankees tenure, allowing at least four earned runs in five of eight starts in New York.
Montas landed on the injured list prior to the end of the regular season due to a shoulder issue. He appears unlikely to be in the rotation for the postseason, but that seemed to be the case even before this injury. The Yankees have Gerrit Cole, Luis Severino, Nestor Cortes and Jameson Taillon. You’d think even Domingo German would get a crack at starting over Montas. Montas resumed throwing this weekend but it’s unclear if he’ll be on the Divisional Round roster. He could be left off and added if the Yankees advance.