Yankees add Frankie Montas to rotation after trade with A’s

The Yankees are going all in. They paid a steep price, but they upgraded their rotation and bullpen Monday. The Bombers acquired Frankie Montas and Lou Trivino from the A’s, a source confirmed.

The Yankees sent JP Sears, Ken Waldichuk, Luis Medina and Cooper Bowman to the A’s.

In 19 starts this season, Montas has posted a 3.18 ERA with a .233/.284/.372 slash line and a .656 OPS against. Montas, who is a free agent after this season, has struck out 109 over 104.2 innings pitched. The 29-year old is striking out hitters at a 25.6% rate and walking them at just a 6.6% pace.

He pitched in the Bronx June 28, holding the Bombers to two earned runs on four hits. He walked two and struck out seven in that A’s loss.

“Strong body and repeatable delivery, with three plus pitches (fastball, slider, splitter) with swing/miss that when contact is made it is generally off the barrel,” an American League scout said.

“Solid control. Pretty steady without a lot of variance.”


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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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