New York Yankees southpaw Jordan Montgomery is “getting close to game action,” meaning help is on the way.
It’s no secret: the New York Yankees have been ravaged by injuries this season. Still, the team continues to dominate (81-41 at time of publication) any and all opponents (but especially the Orioles).
Now, the Yankees may be getting a familiar face back soon.
According to The Athletic’s Lindsay Adler, skipper Aaron Boone reported that Jordan Montgomery threw a simulated game and is “getting close to game action.”
Montgomery, a fourth-round pick in 2014, has not seen game action since injuring his elbow in May 2018 and subsequently undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Jordan Montgomery threw a sim game and is "getting close to game action," according to Aaron Boone. No assessment yet on whether or not he will be available in September.
— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) August 14, 2019
Montgomery was expected to return earlier this summer, but suffered a setback when he felt shoulder soreness during a mound session in June.
In his first mound appearance since the shoulder scare, Montgomery threw 35 pitches across two innings, per Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
Montgomery enjoyed a successful rookie campaign in 2017, finishing 9-7 with a 3.88 ERA in 155.1 innings. Before the injury in 2018, Montgomery pitched to a 3.62 ERA in 27.1 innings.
Despite the recent news, Boone was unable to commit to Montgomery pitching in the majors this season.