Aaron Boone Reveals Frankie Montas Playoff Plans

Frankie Montas been a huge disappointment since coming over to the New York Yankees at the trade deadline from the Oakland A's. And he's been on the IL for two weeks with shoulder inflammation. Now manager Aaron Boone has addressed the pitcher's status heading into the postseason.

Boone says that the most likely scenario for Montas is to return as a reliever for the American League Championship Series (if the Yankees get past the Division Series). 

Montas resumed playing catch on Saturday, and while Boone wouldn't completely rule him out for the ALDS, the ALCS seems more likely. 

The Yankees have had injury problems in the bullpen all season, so adding Montas to the mix could be a bonus for them. However, it should be noted that the only time Montas has appeared in the postseason previously, he struggled to a 9.53 ERA with the Oakland A's in 2020. 

The 29-year-old right-hander has been a bust for the Bronx Bombers since they acquired him, posting a 6.35 ERA in eight starts before going on the IL. He's allowed 46 hits in 39.2 innings, with a WHIP of 1.53. Overall, however, his season marks are a much more palatable 4.05 ERA and 1.28 WHIP. He also owns a 142:43 K:BB ratio.

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