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Montas undergoes shoulder surgery; possible return in second half

Montas undergoes shoulder surgery; possible return for second half

Tampa, FL — Right shoulder of Frankie Montas Continuing to feel unwell, he decided to undergo arthroscopic surgery, Yankees coach Aaron Boone said Wednesday. It’s possible the right-hander could return for the second half of the season.

Montas’ surgery is scheduled for Tuesday. He was already expected to miss the start of the regular season due to lingering discomfort and inflammation, which delayed Montas’ offseason throwing plans.

“He’s had a couple of different suspensions,” Boone said. “He’s building back up, but it’s still not quite right, so now we’re getting to the point where he’s going to nail down the scope, and once that happens, we’ll have a better idea of ​​the time frame.”

Montas, he turns 30 March, eligible to become a free agent after the season. He is 5- and 4. ERA at

Started with the A’s and the Yankees last year.

“Best case scenario, he will Come back later in the season but after 27 we’ll really know a lot when they make it clear Knowing what they had to do there, Boone said.

Montas had an inflammation of the pitcher’s shoulder in Oakland that forced him to start on July 3. He was in July 16 returned to the mound and made two starts before being acquired by the Yankees, who sent pitchers Luis Medina, JP Sears and Ken Waldichuk, and infielder Cooper Bowman, for the Montas and relief Lou Trivino sent an A class.

“When we traded him , we knew he missed shoulder time,” Boone said. “That’s the nature of pitchers, though. They were able to get back on the mound. “

Yankees see Montas as a Different guy, especially in a playoff matchup with the Astros, considering how good he has been in his career with Houston. But Montas is only 1-3 and 6.. 12.

“With all these pitchers, you have something like that,” Boone said. “That’s why, especially the shoulders Surgery, they’re not going to be scrambling to get shoulder surgery all the time. You can heal these things, which sometimes lie dormant. Sometimes they are asymptomatic, and sometimes they become very symptomatic. To Frankie, it’s just a nagging thing that’s keeping him from getting through. “



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