Yanks' Frankie Montas having shoulder surgery, may miss season

The New York Yankees will be without Frankie Montas for the majority of the entire season due to shoulder surgery.

Aaron Boone, the manager of the New York Yankees, announced that the right-hander will undergo right shoulder surgery in Feb.

21 when pitchers and catchers reported to spring training on Wednesday. According to Boone, Montas might come back during the second part of the campaign.

The 29-year-old Montas was acquired by the Yankees from Oakland on August 1 and made eight starts, going 1-3 with a 6.35 ERA.

Due to discomfort in his throwing shoulder, he did not continue to pitch after September 16.

He was regaining strength but wasn't quite right, according to Boone. "We have now reached the point where they will enter.

We'll have a better notion of the timing after they scope it. Boone continued, "Montas might be back late in the year" if it is "just a scope."

According to Montas, his most recent MRI left him feeling very "good" and "encouraged," and he anticipated "no significant difficulties" from the procedure,

according to ESPN's Marly Rivera. After 13 pitches, Montas left a start on July 3 against Seattle because of shoulder pain; his velocity had dropped by around 3 mph.

He started against Detroit and Houston after his return on July 21 and had a 2.25 ERA.

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