Montas was recalled as expected Tuesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Montas' return was delayed as he had to wait 10 days after being optioned at the end of August. He's now back up and will provide the Athletics with an additional bullpen arm for the stretch run. He posted a solid 3.96 ERA in 11 major-league starts earlier this year, and he could be asked to jump into action as early as Tuesday as part of a "bullpen day" effort, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Montas is slated to be recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The right-hander's return to the big leagues was delayed by a technicality in the collective bargaining agreement. However, he's now set to be added to the big-league roster after 10 days have passed since his most recent demotion to the Sounds. Montas could see action as a reliever and starter during what remains of the regular season.
Montas isn't eligible to be recalled from Triple-A Nashville until 10 days after his Aug. 31 demotion to the Sounds due to a clause in the collective bargaining agreement, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The Athletics overlooked the provision -- which requires a team to wait 10 days before recalling a player that's been optioned to the minors, even if the minor-league team's season is over -- and had originally planned on having Montas back with them to serve as the long reliever in Tuesday's bullpen day against the Yankees. Instead, they'll have to wait until early next week to get the right-hander back in the fold.
Montas is expected to work the middle innings during Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports. Montas was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Friday after getting the nod Thursday, but after Doug Melvin stated that Montas will get some work Tuesday, it appears the Athletics will make a move prior to the ballgame. He's served as a starter for Oakland in 2018, going 5-4 with a 3.96 ERA and 43 strikeouts through 63.2 innings (11 starts).
Montas was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Friday. Montas will head back to the minors after getting tagged for seven runs across six innings in a spot start against the Mariners on Thursday. The A's only need a fifth starter once over the first half of September, allowing them to send Montas down for an additional position player for the time being. The right-hander should rejoin the A's once he's eligible, though it's unclear if he'll return to the starting rotation or be utilized out of the bullpen when he does.