Yankees Trade for Frankie Montas

In want of beginning pitching due to sturdiness issues with a number of members of their rotation, the Yankees traded for one of many prime accessible arms in baseball, buying Frankie Montas from the Oakland Athletics in a six-player commerce during which the Yankees additionally added Lou Trivino, a right-handed reliever.

Within the deal, which was first reported by Jack Curry of the YES Community after which confirmed by the Yankees, the A’s obtained the left-handers Ken Waldichuk and JP Sears, right-hander Luis Medina and second baseman Cooper Bowman.

Whereas Waldichuk is a extremely regarded pitcher who had been dominating for Class AA Somerset, the Yankees managed to carry onto shortstop Anthony Volpe, who’s seen because the group’s prime prospect.

In Montas, 29, the Yankees acquired a reliable frontline starter. He has a 3.18 E.R.A. in 19 begins this season however has been caught with last-place Oakland, which has resulted in a 4-9 document for him. Final season, Montas was 13-9 with a 3.37 E.R.A. and his general document in his seven-season profession is 35-32.

Montas, who’s eligible for wage arbitration after this yr and is usually a free agent in 2024, was extensively considered as one of many two finest accessible starters at this yr’s commerce deadline together with Luis Castillo of the Cincinnati Reds, who was traded to the Seattle Mariners final week.

Earlier Monday, the Yankees introduced one other commerce during which they acquired Scott Effross, a right-handed reliever, from the Chicago Cubs for Hayden Wesneski, a Class AAA right-hander. Effross and Trivino ought to be capable of assist a bullpen that has carried out properly this season however has needed to repeatedly alter for accidents and inconsistency.

Whereas the Yankees might not be executed dealing earlier than Tuesday’s commerce deadline, they’ve been among the many extra energetic groups, having acquired outfielder Andrew Benintendi from the Kansas Metropolis Royals final week.