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Apr 9, 2024 5.0 2 1 2.16 2
Apr 3, 2024 5.2 2 0 0.77 17.5
Mar 28, 2024 6.0 1 0 0.00 26

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Frankie Montas collected a 6.35 ERA in eight regular-season starts for the Yankees in 2022 after being acquired from the Athletics via trade before going down with a shoulder injury. The right-hander did make it back for one playoff appearance but wound up needing surgery on the shoulder in February. It was expected to be a season-ending operation, but Montas worked his way back for one late-season relief appearance, providing some hope that he's past the shoulder problems. At his best, Montas is a hard thrower capable of piling up strikeouts with his nasty splitter. His velocity was solid but down a bit in his one 2023 appearance, and it's fair to wonder whether he'll ever regain his pre-op stuff. Montas' workload figures to be limited even if he stays healthy given that he's basically coming off a lost season. He currently remains a free agent.

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2024 45.515.2 16.7 2 1 13 4 2.16 1.14
2023 8.58.5 1.3 1 1 1 0.00 2.25
2022 2589.6 144.3 5 12 142 43 4.05 1.25
3y Avg. 244.512.2 111.0 6 7 117 34 3.65 1.22
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  • Reds' Frankie Montas: Falls to Milwaukee

    Montas (2-1) took the loss Tuesday against the Brewers, allowing five runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out four. After two perfect innings to start his night, Montas allowed the first three batters to reach in the third, ultimately surrendering three runs in the frame. He'd then allow a pair of unearned runs in the fifth en route to his first loss with the Reds. The 31-year-old Montas allowed just one run over through 11.2 innings in his first two starts prior to Tuesday. Despite the loss, it's been an encouraging start to the campaign for the right-hander -- Montas now sports a 2.16 ERA with a 1.14 WHIP and 13:4 K:BB across 16.2 innings. He's currently in line for a road matchup with the Mariners in his next outing Monday.
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  • Reds' Frankie Montas: Picks up second win

    Montas (2-0) recorded the win Wednesday in a 4-1 victory over the Phillies, allowing one run on five hits and three walks over 5.2 innings. He struck out five, The right-hander couldn't quite deliver his second straight quality start to begin the season, blanking Philly for five innings before fading in the sixth -- Kyle Schwarber led off the frame with a solo shot, and Montas then loaded the bases with two outs before Justin Wilson was able to quell the rally. Montas exited after 100 pitches (63 strikes), and through his first two outings with the Reds he's posted a 9:3 K:BB in 11.2 innings. The 31-year-old lines up to make his next start at home early next week against the Brewers.
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  • Reds' Frankie Montas: Impresses in Opening Day win

    Montas (1-0) tossed six scoreless innings and allowed four hits and no walks while striking out four to earn the win Thursday win against the Nationals. While the Nats offense isn't expected to light MLB on fire this season, Montas going six scoreless in Great American Ballpark is a noteworthy accomplishment -- especially after logging a 5.94 ERA this spring. Although Montas doesn't have the stuff he had in prior years, he should be in a solid position to succeed if he can keep walks allowed to a minimum. He'll likely have a tougher time in his next start, which is tentatively scheduled to come against the Phillies.
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  • Reds' Frankie Montas: Tunes up for Opening Day

    Montas allowed two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out six over five innings in Saturday's spring start against the Rockies. Montas appeared to have righted himself the last two times out following a couple of shaky outings, finishing the Cactus League on a high note. He next prepares for Thursday's Opening Day start at home against Washington. He talked to Charlie Goldsmith of the Cincinnati Enquirer about getting his repertoire in shape. "Being able to use my four-seam and two seam, not just being able to use it but also getting good results," the right-hander said. "My slider is there. My cutter is there. I threw some really good splitters today." Montas finished the spring with a 5.94 ERA, 16 strikeouts, five walks and five home runs allowed over five starts.
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  • Reds' Frankie Montas: Rights himself Monday

    Montas allowed one run on three hits while striking out five over four innings in Monday's spring start against San Francisco. Montas elicited sighs of relief, delivering a strong outing after surrendering four runs in each of his previous two Cactus League starts. The lone run scored on a misplayed grounder up the middle. A wavering breaking ball was the main culprit in his previous outing, but Montas was able to locate the pitch better Monday, per Charlie Goldsmith of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Montas will have one more start before taking the ball Opening Day, March 28, at home against the Nationals.
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  • Reds' Frankie Montas: Rough go third time out

    Montas allowed four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out two over three innings in Wednesday's spring start against the Giants. Montas, making his third Cactus League start, walked three batters and threw a wild pitch in the first inning and was pulled from the game. He came back out for the second inning and pitched into the fourth, when he hit a batter and surrendered two home runs. Cincinnati's Opening Day starter was scheduled to go five innings, per Mark Sheldon of MLB.com, but his wavering command did him in early. Montas told Gordon Wittenmyer of the Cincinnati Enquirer that he couldn't land his breaking stuff for strikes and had just one consistent pitch (his sinker). He'll get two more spring starts to prepare for Opening Day.
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  • Reds' Frankie Montas: Named Opening Day starter

    Montas will start for the Reds on Opening Day against the Nationals, Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com reports. Manager David Bell's announcement that Montas will get the nod over Hunter Greene comes as a bit of a surprise, but walks have been an issue for Greene this spring, while Montas has made a good early impression after the Reds shelled out $14 million to acquire his services this offseason. Montas underwent arthroscopic shoulder surgery last year and missed almost the entire 2023 campaign, returning for only a single appearance on the final weekend. He made a combined 59 starts between Oakland and New York from 2021-22.
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  • Reds' Frankie Montas: Loses command Sunday

    Montas allowed four runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out one over 2.2 innings in Sunday's spring start against the Royals. Montas, who shined with two perfect innings in his Cactus League debut, allowed soft contact in the first two innings but managed to prevent runs. The third inning, however, was different. The Royals scored five runs during the frame, including a pair of home runs off Montas. "I didn't really have my fastball command today. It was inconsistent," Montas told Mark Sheldon of MLB.com. "The difference for any pitcher is fastball command." Reds manager David Bell referred to the pitcher's tiring in the third inning as a "normal part of the build up."
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  • Reds' Frankie Montas: Shines in spring debut

    Montas struck out two over two hitless and scoreless innings in Tuesday's spring start against the Cubs. Montas logged two perfect innings in his Cactus League debut, which left him feeling ebullient following the outing. The right-hander underwent shoulder surgery in February 2023 and made one relief appearance for the Yankees last season. "It's been a long time," Montas told Mark Sheldon of MLB.com. "I think two years [ago] when I was pitching in spring training. Being back on the mound is exciting for me. I feel happy and blessed about that." He threw 27 pitches and used his entire arsenal -- four-seam and two-seam fastball, splitter, cutter and slider -- with his velocity sitting 94-to-96 mph.
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  • Yankees' Frankie Montas: Earns win in return

    Montas (1-0) earned the win Saturday against Kansas City. He allowed two hits and one walk while striking out one over 1.1 scoreless innings. In his first appearance of the 2023 campaign following arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder in February, Montas entered in the fifth inning of a tie game and surrendered a walk, a single and a double. Despite the traffic, he held the Royals scoreless for 1.1 innings, and the Yankees' offense tallied three runs in the sixth to hand the 30-year-old righty a win in his return. Montas finally put it all together for Oakland in 2021, winning 13 games with a 3.37 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 207:57 K:BB across 187 innings that season. However, after being traded to New York at last year's deadline, the righty posted a 6.25 ERA across 39.2 innings and endured a lengthy absence due to injury.
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  • Yankees' Frankie Montas: Activated from IL

    The Yankees reinstated Montas (shoulder) from the 60-day injured list Saturday. Montas has been held out all season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder in February, but he will return to the Yankees' pitching staff for the final two games of the season. The 30-year-old righty gave up one run over three innings during a rehab assignment in Triple-A, and he could make an appearance out of the bullpen before the end of the year. Jasson Dominguez (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day IL to free up a 40-man spot for Montas, and Randy Vasquez was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
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  • Yankees' Frankie Montas: Could return after all

    Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Sunday that "it's possible" Montas (shoulder) will return from the 60-day injured list before the end of the season, Max Goodman of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. The Yankees had essentially ruled out Montas from pitching for the big club this season back in August, but the right-hander is on the radar again after making two rehab appearances with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Montas tossed two scoreless innings in his last appearance Saturday, so he could be ready to throw at least a couple frames for the Yankees as soon as Thursday. Coming back from right shoulder surgery, Montas making a positive late-season impression could be big for him as he enters free agency this winter.
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  • Yankees' Frankie Montas: Goes two scoreless at Triple-A

    Montas (shoulder) threw two scoreless innings with two strikeouts in his second rehab start Saturday with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Conor Foley of The Scranton Times-Tribune reports. Montas yielded just one hit and issued no walks in the 25-pitch outing while touching 95.2 mph with his fastball. The 30-year-old right-hander has been sidelined all season following February arthroscopic shoulder surgery, but he could potentially join the Yankees in the final week of the 2023 campaign for a relief appearance or abbreviated start. Montas is set to become a free agent this winter.
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  • Yankees' Frankie Montas: Goes one inning in rehab start

    Montas (shoulder) struck out two and yielded one run on one hit and one walk over one inning in his first rehab start with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday. In his first appearance at any level this season, Montas threw 17 pitches while averaging 95.2 miles per hour with his fastball. The veteran right-hander is working his way back from arthroscopic shoulder surgery, which he underwent in late February. While Montas won't have time to get stretched out for a starting role and still looks like a long shot to make his 2023 Yankees debut, manager Aaron Boone said Sunday that the 30-year-old hasn't been ruled out from being activated from the 60-day injured list during the final week of the season, per MLB.com. Montas is set to become a free agent this winter and may want to prove to the Yankees and other potential suitors that he's back to full health.
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  • Yankees' Frankie Montas: Beginning rehab assignment Sunday

    According to Yankees coach Aaron Boone, Montas (shoulder) will throw one inning for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Greg Joyce of the New York Post reports. This development comes as a surprise considering Montas hasn't seen any game action in the majors or minors this season and is very unlikely to be activated by the Yankees with two weeks remaining in the campaign. The right-hander has been a massive disappointment since New York gave up multiple prospects for him last August, making just eight regular-season starts and posting a 6.35 ERA. Montas will be a free agent after the season, so the primary benefit of this and any other rehab appearances down the stretch could be the opportunity for him to prove that he is healthy.
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  • Yankees' Frankie Montas: Was shut down briefly with soreness

    Montas had to be shut down for a couple days recently due to soreness in his surgically repaired right shoulder, Gary Phillips of the New York Daily News reports. The good news is he's throwing again, so it appears to have been a small bump in the road for the right-hander. Montas is slated to have a follow-up appointment with Dr. Neal ElAttrache -- the surgeon who operated on him on February -- early next week in Los Angeles. He's been limited to throwing on flat ground so far. Montas remains hopeful that he can make a late-season return.
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  • Yankees' Frankie Montas: Begins throwing program

    Montas (shoulder) began a throwing program Tuesday, Greg Joyce of the New York Post reports. Montas had been shut down for 14 weeks following arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder back in late February. The right-hander has professed a desire to return this season and has a shot to do so, although it likely wouldn't be before September and it's not clear what kind of role he might be able to fill. Montas is slated to hit free agency after the season.
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  • Yankees' Frankie Montas: Could start throwing soon

    Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Montas (shoulder) may be ready to begin a throwing program soon, Brendan Kuty of The Athletic reports. Boone didn't specify when exactly Montas might resume long toss, but the skipper's comments can at least be viewed as positive news for the right-hander, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on his labrum in late February. The Yankees likely won't have a timeline for Montas to make his season debut until he's at least reached the point in his throwing program where he's facing hitters.
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  • Yankees' Frankie Montas: Shifts to 60-day IL

    The Yankees transferred Montas (shoulder) from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Monday. After Montas underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder in February, he was handed an estimated 12-week recovery timeline before potentially resuming a throwing program, so the move to the 60-day IL won't affect his return date. Instead, the transaction clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Ian Hamilton, whose contract was selected from the minors in a corresponding move.
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  • Yankees' Frankie Montas: Heads to IL

    The Yankees placed Montas (shoulder) on the 15-day injured list Thursday. Though Montas will avoid a stint on the 60-day IL to begin the season, he likely remains a prime candidate to get transferred to that list as soon as the Yankees need to open up a 40-man roster spot for another player. After undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder Feb. 21, Montas will be shut down from throwing until at least late May, and he'll require several weeks after that to get fully ramped back up following the lengthy layoff. Fantasy managers in deeper leagues who are stashing Montas shouldn't count on him being ready to make his 2023 debut until around the All-Star break, if not later.
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