UPDATE: Yankees Starter Will Undergo Shoulder Surgery; Could Miss Entire Season

Just brutal news for the New York Yankees.

Earlier today, it was reported that Yankees starter Frankie Montas was considering undergoing shoulder surgery.

Now, it's been confirmed that Montas will indeed undergo shoulder surgery on Feb. 21.

He could reportedly miss the entire season, manager Aaron Boone said.

"Best case, he would be back late in the season," Boone said.

Montas started experiencing shoulder problems before the Yankees traded for him last summer, but there was nothing worse than inflammation reportedly. 

Unfortunately, the issue has appeared to have got much worse.

The Yankees' offseason signing of Carlos Rodon looks a whole lot better now but, regardless, the team will need to fill his void in the starting rotation. Domingo German would be the favorite to take over as the fifth starter, however, Clarke Schmidt could make a case for it this spring, as well.

Since coming over from the Oakland Athletics last season, the twenty-nine-year-old Montas compiled a brutal 6.35 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, with 33 strikeouts across 39.2 innings and eight starts.
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