Right-handed pitcher Frankie Montas of the New York Yankees is scheduled for arthroscopic shoulder surgery next Tuesday, according to manager Aaron Boone. In the best-case scenario, he will return late in the season.
However, he may miss the entire season. The extent of the surgery is still unknown, and doctors will use arthroscopy to determine the precise cause of the issues.
Last year, Montas dealt with shoulder inflammation that resulted in two stints on the injured list, including one shortly before the Yankees acquired him from the Athletics in July.
Domingo German is expected to replace Montas in the rotation. Other starting pitchers in the team’s depth chart include Clarke Schmidt. Montas, 29, is scheduled to become a free agent after the 2023 season.
The trade that brought Montas to the Yankees from Oakland in 2021 saw Ken Waldichuk, JP Sears, and Luis Medina go to the A’s. The loss of Montas exposes the Yankees’ lack of starting pitching depth.
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