Cortez’s injury is second in Yankees rotation, right-hander Frankie Montas not expected Will be ready for the start of the regular season due to inflammation in his forward shoulder. Cortez said he has big expectations for the staff, which is also scheduled to feature right-hander Gerrit Cole, left-hander Carlos Rodón and right-hander Luis Severino.
“On paper, we looked solid,” Cortez said. “I’m excited to start the season with these guys. Hopefully we can make something special.”14944