The New York Yankees have acquired right-hander Frankie Montas and closest Lou Trevino in a deal with the Oakland Athletics, the Yankees announced Monday.
The first family receives Ken Waldichuk, JB Sears, right-hand man Luis Medina and the second, Cooper Bowman of the Yankees. Valdichuk, 24, was the fifth-highest potential ranker in the Yankees ranch system, according to MLB.com.
The AL-Best Yankees had a busy deadline, capturing defensive midfielder Andrew Benintendi and junior director Scott Effross before cementing an already strong spin and possession of Montas and Trivino.
Montas’ deal is the second to involve a much-needed kick-off this week, after Seattle acquired right-hand Luis Castillo of the Cincinnati Reds for a four-probability package.
Montas, the 29-year-old who wasn’t eligible for free agency until after the 2023 season, has shown flashes of excellence since signing with Boston in 2009. He traded with the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers before moving to the A’s, where he thrived during The past six seasons in bowler who this season has earned 104.2 runs from 3.18 balls with 109 hits, 28 walks and 12 home passes allowed.
A shoulder injury sidelined Montas at the start of mid-July, but he returned with three straight runs followed by five runs and two wins at the start against Houston. This was enough for a sample to draw a wide market of teams – large and small market.
The Yankees won the Montas Lottery and added to their rotation a starting player who would move to the playoffs with a fast-slide-split ball court combination that’s proven effective throughout the season. Montas has played at least five rounds in 15 of his first 16 starts, with the only exception of a match in which he was hit in the hand during his return and left the game after 1.2 runs.
Trevino, 30, is 1-6 with 6.47 ERA and 10 saves this season. Arbitration qualifies next year and won’t become a free agent until 2025.
Valdychuk, who currently plays for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, is 6-3 with 2.71 ERA overall in 17 starts for two teams in the Yankees minor league system this season and has 116 hits in 76 1/3 innings.
Sears, 26, is 3-0 with 2.05 ERA in 22 innings for the Yankees in the Major Leagues this season and is 1-1 with 1.67 ERA in 43 innings in Triple-A. City, 23, is 4-3 with a 3.38 ERA in 17 starts for Double-A Somerset this season.
Bowman, 22, has hit a .217 with 8 home runs and 35 RBI for the Hudson Valley Class A this season.