Yankees waiting for Frankie Montas’ MRI results

MILWAUKEE — No news is, well, just no news. The Yankees have the results of the MRI on Frankie Montas’ troublesome right shoulder, but they are waiting for team doctors to read them before making a decision on what happens with the right-hander. A stint on the injured list is still a possibility, Aaron Boone said Sunday morning.

“It’s possible. I mean, that’s speculating,” the Yankees’ manager said before Sunday’s series finale against the  Brewers at American Family Field. “We were waiting on Dr. Ahmad to weigh in on this.” Montas complained of an “impingement,” after his start here Friday night. That was the same issue that had the 29-year old sidelined from July 3-21 with the A’s this season, right before the Yankees traded for him.

Montas said that he feels like this is not as serious as his previous shoulder issue because, he woke up on Saturday feeling better than expected.

“When I woke up, I thought it was gonna be worse, but it was just normal soreness from pitching,” Montas said Saturday night. “So I felt like it’s nothing crazy.”

Since coming to the Yankees, Montas has been less than impressive. The Yankees added the 29-year-old right-hander the at the trade deadline with the playoff rotation in mind, specifically because of his track record against the Astros and the Rays. So far, he has a 6.41 ERA in eight starts with the Bombers.

Boone said that Friday after the game was the first time Montas said anything to them about his shoulder.

The Yankees would actually be OK if Montas had to go on the IL with Domingo German available to slip back into the rotation. The right-hander was moved to the bullpen this weekend in anticipation of Luis Severino coming back from the injured list on Wednesday.

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Source:: The Denver Post

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