After disposing of the Cleveland Guardians in the ALDS on Tuesday night, the New York Yankees are getting a major pitching reinforcement for the ALCS.
The 29-year-old struggled upon arriving with the Yankees and finished with a 5-12 record and a 4.05 ERA for the regular season.
Montas had been on the Injured List since September 20 with right shoulder inflammation, but it appears that he might get his chance in the ALCS as the Yankees take on the Houston Astros.
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Montas Returns For ALCS
This could be a huge addition for the Yankees, who are already without a couple of key pieces in their bullpen this October.
Ron Marinaccio has been out dealing with a right shin stress reaction, while Scott Effross, who was acquired from the Chicago Cubs at the deadline, suffered an elbow injury that will require Tommy John surgery.
Aroldis Chapman also is not on the roster after skipping a team workout prior to the ALDS.
But having Montas back could be a big boost for the Yankees.
He could potentially slot into the Yankees’ rotation or be used out of the bullpen for long relief.
With so many injuries to the pitching staff, having a guy that can go multiple innings, whether starting or coming out of the bullpen, is a huge plus for the Yankees.
Montas was left off the ALDS roster, but appears to be good to go for the ALCS.
Now, the Yankees will have to decide how to use him in this series.