Baltimore Sun

Yankees add Montas to rotation


The Yankees bolstered their pitching for the stretch run and playoffs, obtaining starter Frankie Montas and reliever Lou Trivino from the A’s on Monday for four prospects.

The Yankees sent the A’s 26-year-old rookie left-hander J.P. Sears along with three minor leaguers: 24-year-old lefthander Ken Waldichuk, 23-year-old righthande­r Luis Medina and 22-year-old infielder Cooper Bowman.

Earlier in the day, the Yankees got Scott Effross, a 22-year-old rookie reliever, from the Cubs for Hayden Wesneski, a 24-yearold minor league right-hander.

Montas, a 29-year-old right-hander, is 4-9 with a 3.18 ERA in 19 starts, including a 2.76 ERA since the start of May. He has 109 strikeouts and 28 walks in 104 ⅔ innings.

Montas joins a rotation headed by All-Stars Gerrit Cole (9-3, 3.30 ERA) and Nestor Cortes (9-3, 2.53 ERA) that has faltered of late.

Left-hander Jordan Montgomery is 0-2 with a 5.36 ERA in his last eight starts and right-hander James Taillon is 1-1 with a 5.04 ERA in his last five. Luis Severino hasn’t pitched since July 13 because of a lat strain and was moved to the 60-day injured list Monday along with right-handed reliever Miguel Castro, out since July 10 with a strained right shoulder.

Going into Monday night’s series opener against the Mariners, Domingo Germán had an 8.22 ERA in his first two starts after recovering from a right shoulder impingemen­t.

Montas was the second significan­t starting pitcher dealt ahead of Tuesday’s trade deadline after the Reds sent Luis Castillo to the Mariners.

„ The Astros acquired 1B Trey Mancini from the Orioles in a three-team trade that also moved speedy OF Jose Siri to the Rays. Mancini, who has been in the lineup at DH 51 times this season, also could fill that role for the AL West leaders with Michael Brantley out indefinite­ly with a shoulder injury. The 30-year-old Mancini is hitting .268 with 10 HRs and 41 RBIs in 92 games this season. The Astros also received minor league RHP Jayden Murray from the Rays. The Astros sent Siri to the Rays and minor league RHP Chayce McDermott to the Orioles. In another deal, the Astros acquired C Christian Vazquez, 31, from the Red Sox. ... The Padres acquired All-Star closer Josh Hader from the Brewers in exchange for recently benched closer Taylor Rogers and three other players in a deal between NL playoff contenders. The NL Centrallea­ding Brewers shipped one of the game’s top relievers to the Padres for Rogers, RHP Dinelson Lamet, OF Esteury Ruiz and pitching prospect Robert Gasser. The trade features the two big league saves leaders. The 28-year-old Hader has 29 saves while the 31-yearold Rogers has 28, though the Padres recently removed Rogers from the closer role after he blew consecutiv­e opportunit­ies in a series against the Tigers.

NFL: Cowboys WR James Washington fractured his right foot during the first padded practice of training camp and will undergo surgery Tuesday, ESPN reported. He’s expected to be out six to 10 weeks. The 26-year-old signed a one-year contract with the Cowboys as a free agent this offseason after spending the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Steelers.

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