Yankees plan to play without Frankie Montas as right-hander Starting the regular season, his forward shoulder is reportedly still battling inflammation.
The New York Post reported on Saturday that Monta Adams is 8-10 weeks behind in offseason practice and could miss the first month of the regular season. Montas, who turned 35 in March, agreed to a $7.5 million contract on Friday, avoiding arbitration.
Montas played last season with the Athletics and Yankees Have dealt with similar issues. He was forced out of his July 3 start in Oakland and sat out nearly three weeks, though he was strong in two starts before the Aug. Cooper Bowman was shipped from New York to the A’s for Montas and right-hander Lou Trivino.
Montas went 1-3 with 6 points. . In Milwaukee, shoulder problems flared up again. He returned to the court in the first inning of the American League Championship Series against the Astros when the club said they expected Montas to be fully healthy before spring training.
“We haven’t had a chance to see the real from him yet trade,” general manager Brian Cashman said in December.
Yankees head coach Aaron Boone has Tas joins Cole, Carlos Rodón, Luis Severino and Nestor Cortes in the starting rotation behind Gerritt. Montas’ injury could see Domingo Germain and Clark Schmidt vie for fifth in the spring.