“I hid my shoulder pain and threw it away” Montas shocking truth, gave up 4 NYY prospects
Sports Chosun Correspondent Jaehyung Noh] New York 스포츠토토 Yankees pitcher Frankie Montas revealed that he was hiding a shoulder injury during the trade last year and climbed the mound, causing controversy
. “It hurt, but I tried to throw it out (after the trade). When I was traded to a new team, I wanted to show that I could do anything for myself. But it didn’t turn out the way I wanted.”
On August 2 of last year, the Yankees traded with the Oakland Athletics for four minor league players and acquired Montas and right-hander Lou Trivino. Montas, who was no different from Auckland’s ace, was brought in to strengthen the starting lineup in preparation for the last race in the second half and the postseason.
However, after transferring to the Yankees, Montas disappointed the Yankees by showing an extremely sluggish performance with 1 win and 3 losses and an average ERA of 6.35 in 8 games. In the end, he pitched with a shoulder injury and was unable to pitch properly.
In Oakland before the trade, he showed an average ERA of 3.18 in 19 games and did his part, but did he suddenly get a shoulder injury after wearing the Yankees uniform?
That’s not it. Montas threw 1 inning, 3 innings, and 5 innings in each of the three games immediately before the trade. And in his first appearance after the trade, against the St. Louis Cardinals, he was beaten with 6 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks in 3 innings, and he never recorded a quality star hit. In the end, after pitching against the Milwaukee Brewers on September 17, he couldn’t stand his shoulder pain and ended the season.
At the time of the trade last year, Aaron Boone, manager of the Yankees, said, “I don’t care about the condition of Montas’ shoulder.” In other words, he was aware of Montas’ shoulder condition that caused problems before the trade, but did not take it seriously.
Montas had shoulder surgery performed by Dr. Neil Elatrache in Los Angeles on the 22nd of last month and will not be able to pitch at least for the first half of this year. For the Yankees, it was like bringing an injury ward.
However, he said, “I’m going into rehab soon. I can play catch in 9-10 weeks. I can definitely come back this season. I’m here now to rehab and show what I can do when I’m healthy.” showed enthusiasm. Montas, who is earning a $7.5 million salary this year, will qualify as free agent for the first time in his career after his all-season.
With Montas leaving, the Yankees are competing in an exhibition game for Domingo Hermann and Clark Schmidt for the fifth starting spot. However, the Yankees’ 1st to 4th starts, which lead to Gerrit Cole, Carlos Rodon, Luis Severino, and Nestor Cortes, are the best in the American League.
Sports Chosun Correspondent Jaehyung Noh] New York 스포츠토토 Yankees pitcher Frankie Montas revealed that he was hiding a shoulder injury during the trade last year and climbed the mound, causing controversy . “It hurt, but I tried to throw it out (after the trade). When I was traded to a new team, I wanted to…