Deadline Yankees’ bargain spree leaves rotation weak

A little over a week ago, the Yankees were well filled with starting depth.

After a flurry of deals before last Tuesday’s deadline, though, that depth is becoming more shaky as the Yankees head into the final two months of the season.

In addition to Surprisingly, Jordan Montgomery replaced injured player Harrison Badr (The Montgomery Yankees will face the Cardinals on Saturday), general manager Brian Cashman has sacked JB Sears, Ken Waldichuk, Hayden Wisinski and Luis Medina in deals for Frankie Montas and mitigators Lou Trevino and Scott Evros. The Yankees also transferred Luis Severino to the list of injured for 60 days, It often upsets himdelaying his return until mid-September.

Instead of Montas taking over the rotating place at Domingo Germain, he will replace Montgomery. That leaves Clark Schmidt, who recently returned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to build again as a starter, as the Yankees’ only real protection in the event of an injury in their rotation.

“Sure, especially taking Monty out of our squad, that really knocks us down a little bit,” said head coach Aaron Boone. “But we were able to add Frankie Montas, which is very good. Clarke is coming down to try and stretch a little bit to give us more depth. We’re good with where my sword will end up being. We’re definitely a little thinner based on [Tuesday’s] Move on, but hopefully if we stay healthy, we feel we’ll be in a really good place heading down the stretch and what we’re hoping for is in qualifying and beyond.”

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The SWB rotation currently includes Schmidt, Johnny Prieto, Ryan Webber and Matt Crook. There is also former senior potential Deivi Garcia, but he is currently at Double-A Somerset after returning from a two-month stay on the injured list. That doubled as an opportunity to work on his show after a rough start to the year at SWB.


Trivino began his tenure in the Yankees with back-to-back perfect outings on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, engaging in a 1²/round round against the Mariners. The Right Savior was hoping a change of scenery, and a little better luck, could help improve his 6.47 ERA career he posted in 39 games this season with athletics.

The opposing hitters had a 0.451 BABIP against Trivino, suggesting he wasn’t so lucky and there could be some improvement ahead.

“I feel like a lot of that connection is weak and sometimes baseball is just a really tough game,” Trevino said. “But I’m feeling really good and I feel like I can contribute to this team… It’s good to get a new set of eyes. I’m excited to see what they have.” [in store] Mine.”


Jose Trevino was awarded the Yankees Heart and Hustle Award, as voted by the MLB Players Alumni Association. The award honors a player on each team who “demonstrates a passion for baseball and embodies the best values, spirit and traditions of the game.”

Stephen Reddings, who has been at IL since spring practice with a right shoulder collision, threw “first official game” [session]Thursday, tweet.