Yankees Starter To Miss First Month Of Season

It's a familiar refrain for the 29-year-old right-hander. Ever since he arrived in the Bronx at the 2022 trade deadline, things haven't gone well for starting pitcher Frankie Montas. Now his troublesome shoulder will keep him out until at least May.

Montas finished the 2022 season with shoulder inflammation, and the same injury has apparently set him back 8-10 weeks in his offseason training. 

The injury first cropped up in July last season while he was with the Oakland A's, and he missed two weeks shortly before the trade deadline. But the Yankees didn't heed the warning signs, and dealt for Montas anyway. 

He made eight starts with the Pinstripers, going 1-3, with a dreadful 6.35 ERA and 1.54 WHIP before his shoulder problems shut him down again after his Sept. 16th start.

With Montas out for a month again to start the year, the Yankees will have to dip into their rotation depth, and likely give some starts to Domingo German and/or Clarke Schmidt.

Montas will be a free agent after the 2023 season. 

Photo: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports