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Frankie Montas gets shoulder injection, may not start in playoffs




NEW YORK – Yankees pitcher Frankie Montas received a second injection of cortisone into his diseased right shoulder and went to the casualty list, putting his rotation position in doubt for the post-season.

Montas mentioned a shoulder problem for the Yankees after his start in Milwaukee, when New York failed to lead 5-0. He is 1-3 with a 6.35 ERA in eight starts since the Oakland Yankees acquired him for four prospects on an August 1 deal, leaving him 5-12 with a 4.05 ERA in the 27 start of the season.

Montas was diagnosed with a shoulder infection and given the injection.

“I’ll wait a few days to start playing catch and go from there,” Montas said. “Let the cortisone shot… work the magic.”

Montas received his first cortisone shot in early July and was not released between July 3 and July 21.

“It worked,” he said, “and maybe hurry it up a bit.”

Montas was put on the injured list for 15 days retroactively, and New York player Harrison Bader activated. The earliest Montas can be activated is October 2, which leaves him at most with one start before qualifying.

“We’ll just see how the recovery process goes here over the next week or 10 days, and then we’ll see where we are from a calendar standpoint, and how many stadiums we can get,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “It can be difficult to replay the pitch to a certain point.”


Right-hander Luis Severino is set to start against Pittsburgh after recovering from the tense right-hand latitude that has kept him sidelined since July 13.

Severino estimated that he would throw more than 65 throws against the Buccaneers, then increase from 10 to 15 at each subsequent start. Don’t worry about how long it takes before the playoffs.

“You know what postseason is like – you’ve got two people on base, someone really warming up,” he said. “It’s not like I’m going to throw 100 throws.”

Loyal Scott Evros, who has been out since August 20 with a strained right shoulder, will either be activated or take a minor league rehab trip.

Infielder DJ LaMahieu, who has been out of action since September 4 due to a right second toe infection, can be activated during his current stay.

Matt Carpenter, since he broke his left foot on August 8, will have an X-ray this week to determine if he can increase training.

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