The Yankees go all-in. They paid a heavy price, but they improved their rotation and bullpen on Monday. The Bombers acquired Frankie Montas and Lou Trivino from the A’s, a source confirmed.
The Yankees sent JP Sears, Ken Waldichuk, Luis Medina and Cooper Bowman to the A’s.
In 19 starts this season, Montas has posted a 3.18 ERA with a 0.233/0.284/0.372 slant line and a 0.656 OPS. Montas, who is a free agent after this season, struck out 109 in 104.2 innings pitched. The 29-year-old throws out batters at a 25.6% rate and walks them out at a pace of just 6.6%.
He pitched in the Bronx on June 28, limiting the Bombers to two earned runs on four hits. He walked two goals and struck back seven in A’s loss.
“Solid body and repeatable delivery, with more than three pitches (fastball, slider, splitter) with a swing/miss that when contact is made is usually out of the barrel,” an American League scout said.
“Solid control. Fairly stable without much variance.