Montgomery signed a one-year contract with the Yankees on Friday, avoiding arbitration.
Montgomery tossed just four innings in the majors a season ago, allowing three runs while fanning five. He'll enter spring training with the chance to compete for a role in the starting rotation.
Montgomery logged two scoreless innings Tuesday against the Rays, allowing three hits with zero walks and three strikeouts. He did not factor in the decision.
This is likely the final time Montgomery will pitch this season. It was reported days ago that he was unlikely to pitch again after making an appearance Sept. 15 -- his first MLB appearance back from Tommy John surgery -- but then he was surprisingly named the starter for this contest. Montgomery should compete for a rotation spot in spring training.
Montgomery will start Tuesday against the Rays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
The announcement is something of a surprise, as it was reported over the weekend that Montgomery wasn't likely to pitch again this season. He threw just two innings in his only appearance of the year back on Sept. 15, so it's likely that he'll be more of an opener than a starter on this occasion. The Yankees have yet to announce who will follow Montgomery as the bulk reliever.
Montgomery is healthy and available but there is no set plan for him to pitch again in 2019, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Montgomery returned to the mound Sept. 15 in a two-inning relief appearance. He hasn't thrown since then, however, and it appears as if the team is more focused on positioning its postseason roster.
Montgomery allowed three runs on four hits with no walks and two strikeouts across two innings during a relief appearance against the Blue Jays on Sunday.
His first big-league appearance of the season came after Chad Green opened the game with a first-inning appearance. Montgomery avoided the loss, but he didn't pitch particularly well, giving up at least a run in each of the innings he pitched, including a solo homer. With Montgomery fully healed from a shoulder injury and the Yankees close to wrapping up a playoff spot, it will be interesting to see how much work he receives down the stretch. Montgomery is 11-7 with a 4.30 ERA in 36 career MLB appearances, all of which had been starts before Sunday.
Montgomery (shoulder) was activated off the 60-day injured list Sunday but will follow opener Chad Green, rather than starting as previously reported, Randy Miller of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Montgomery is set for his first big-league outing of the season after recovering from both Tommy John surgery and shoulder inflammation. The news that he'll follow an opener would seem to be a slight boost to his fantasy value, as he could have a shot at a win without needing to pitch five innings. He hasn't thrown more than three innings in any of his four rehab appearances.
Montgomery (shoulder) will start Sunday in Toronto, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports.
He threw three innings in each of his last two rehab starts, so it would be unwise to bank on him going deep enough in this start for him to qualify for a win. Montgomery will look to finish the season strong and will compete for a spot in the rotation next year in spring training.
Montgomery (shoulder) could be activated to start Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
Montgomery could follow an opener in that contest, but he at least seems ready to see his first game action since May 1, 2018. He has thrown three innings in each of his last two rehab appearances, so he would probably only have a chance to get the win if he came in out of the bullpen.
Montgomery (shoulder) tossed three innings for Double-A Trenton on Tuesday, giving up two runs (one earned) on two hits and one walk while striking out one.
Montgomery hurled his most pitches in a rehab outing to date, firing strikes on 30 of 50 throws to the plate. He allowed the first three hitters of the game to reach base but settled down thereafter to retire the final nine batters he faced. The appearance was likely the last for Montgomery in a minor-league uniform this season. He is on track to return to the Yankees -- likely in a relief role -- in the near future.
Montgomery (shoulder) is scheduled to make a rehab start Tuesday for Double-A Trenton in Game 1 of the affiliate's Eastern League Championship Series matchup with Bowie.
With the minor-league postseason soon drawing to a close, Montgomery could be making his final start on the farm before being reinstated from the 60-day injured list. Though Montgomery built up to three innings in his previous rehab outing Sept. 4, the Yankees may not be comfortable deploying him in a starting role if he rejoins the roster later this month. Instead, Montgomery is more likely to see usage as a multi-inning reliever as the Yankees look to manage his workload carefully as he returns from June 2018 Tommy John surgery.
Montgomery (shoulder) may start for Double-A Trenton on Tuesday, Matt Kardos of MLB.com reports.
Montgomery has made three minor-league rehab starts thus far, allowing three runs (two earned) in 6.2 innings. He hurled 44 pitches in his last appearance Wednesday, so a Tuesday start in the opener of the Eastern League Championship Series would allow him to work on five days rest and get stretched out a little more. Montgomery is looking at a mid-September return to the Yankees.
Montgomery (shoulder) hurled three innings for Double-A Trenton on Wednesday, giving up two runs on five hits while striking out five.
Montgomery upped his pitch count to 44 -- 34 of which were strikes -- after tossing 35 pitches in his previous outing. The 26-year-old has now made three minor-league rehab starts, allowing a total of three runs (two earned) in 6.2 innings while striking out 10 batters. He remains on track for a possible return to the Yankees in the coming weeks.
Montgomery (shoulder) pitched 1.2 innings for Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre on Friday, giving up one unearned run on two hits while striking out three.
Montgomery threw 35 pitches in the appearance, 24 of which were strikes, and touched 92 mph on the radar gun, per Randy Miller of NJ.com. The outing was Montgomery's second at the minor-league level as he rehabs from last season's Tommy John surgery and shoulder inflammation that crept up in June. The Yankees have left the door open for Montgomery's possible return to the big club in September.
Montgomery (shoulder) will make his next rehab appearance for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Montgomery was originally scheduled to join Double-A Trenton for his next rehab start, but he'll report to the highest level of the minors instead. The southpaw looked sharp in his first rehab outing over the weekend, firing a pair of perfect innings for High-A Tampa. The Yankees remain optimistic about Montgomery's chances of returning from the injured list sometime in September, likely in a relief role.
Montgomery (shoulder) will make his next rehab start for Double-A Trenton, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Montgomery fared well in his last minor-league outing with High-A Tampa on Sunday, tossing two perfect innings. The Yankees have yet to disclose when he'll pitch next, though skipper Aaron Boone did state that he's optimistic about the southpaw's chances of returning from the injured list sometime in September, likely in a bullpen role.
Montgomery (shoulder, elbow) pitched two perfect innings, striking out two batters in a rehab start with High-A Tampa on Sunday.
Montgomery looked sharp in his first rehab appearance since undergoing Tommy John surgery last June, throwing 13 of 19 pitches for strikes and retiring all six batters he faced. The 26-year-old has also battled shoulder inflammation in the course of rehabbing his elbow, so it stands to reason that he won't be pushed to return too quickly. However, Montgomery could make it back to the Yankees by the end of the season, likely in a bullpen role.
Manager Aaron Boone said Wednesday that Montgomery (shoulder) recently completed a two-inning, 35-pitch simulated game, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Montgomery continues to slowly work his way back from a shoulder injury that he suffered earlier in the season while in the midst of his rehab for his June 2018 Tommy John surgery. While the lefty is making positive strides in his recovery, Boone was noncommittal when asked if Montgomery would pitch in the majors this season.
Montgomery (shoulder) threw batting practice over the weekend, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Montgomery was shut down from throwing in June due to shoulder inflammation, but he's progressed to throwing batting practice, which likely means he's closing in on a rehab stint. Skipper Aaron Boone also mentioned that Montogmery has a chance to join the team before the end of the season and become a key contributor. Even so, the Yankees figure to exercise caution with the southpaw, especially considering he's coming off of Tommy John surgery.
Montgomery (elbow) will be shut down for two weeks with shoulder inflammation, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
He was working his way back from Tommy John surgery, most recently throwing a bullpen session earlier this week, but this shoulder issue now seems like the most pressing concern. Manager Aaron Boone described the MRI results as "pretty good news", per Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. Boone did not rule out Montgomery pitching at some point this year, but fantasy owners probably shouldn't bank on that happening.
Montgomery (elbow) felt "a little discomfort" during Tuesday's bullpen session in Tampa, Coley Harvey of ESPN.com reports.
Montgomery was unable to complete his side session, as he tossed just 15 pitches before walking off the mound. He's likely headed for further evaluation to determine the next step in his rehab.
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