Frankie Montas receives positive injury timeline after shoulder surgery
New York Yankees pitcher Frankie Montas had surgery on his shoulder, in response to Brendan Kuty of The Athletic.
Frankie Montas won’t throw for 12 weeks, and will return this season, through Kuty. Montas was acquired by the Yankees earlier than the MLB commerce deadline in 2022, and the shoulder has been a lingering concern for him since final season.
Montas went 1-3 with a 6.35 ERA in eight video games with the Yankees. He was 4-9 with a 3.18 ERA in 19 video games with the Athletics earlier than he was traded.
The Yankees acquired Montas and reduction pitcher Lou Trevino whereas the Athletics acquired pitchers JP Sears, Ken Waldichuk, Luis Medina and second baseman Cooper Bowman.
Earlier than Montas’ injury, the Yankees rotation was projected to be Gerrit Cole, Carlos Rodon, Luis Severino, Nestor Cortes and Frankie Montas. It’s nonetheless a powerful group, and Clarke Schmidt or Domingo German are anticipated to fill in on the fifth spot throughout Montas’ absence.
Nestor Cortes has handled a hamstring concern originally of camp, however it’s not anticipated for that to influence his Opening Day standing.
If the 12 week timeline is appropriate, Montas would be capable of throw on the mount in late Could. Then he would ramp as much as try a return to the roster from there.
Whereas the Yankees ought to nonetheless have a powerful pitching employees with both Clarke Schmidt or Domingo German filling in, the staff want to get one thing of worth out of him. The commerce because it at the moment stands is likely one of the worst the staff has made in current seasons.