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Jordan Montgomery suffers setback; MRI scheduled

Jordan Montgomery had a bullpen session yesterday that didn’t end according to plan. According to Aaron Boone, the lefty “walked off” with discomfort. Initially unclear as to whether or not it was elbow related, clarification was reached earlier today.

The severity of the discomfort is actually in his pitching shoulder, and Montgomery is now on his way to New York for an MRI. Boone has went as far to say this is being handled in a precautionary effort. Time will tell what this means for Montgomery’s 2019 season, as he is approaching the 1-year mark post-Tommy John surgery.

Two years ago, Montgomery finished 6th in Rookie of the Year voting by posting a 3.88 ERA in 155.1 innings pitched. Last year he made just 6 starts before having surgery.

Yankees fans were hopeful they could see Monty back on the mound in the Bronx sometime in late-July or August. While that is not ruled out, a setback of any kind could keep Montgomery out all season.

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