Montgomery scratched from batting practice session due to back strain


Via George King: Right-hander Mark Montgomery was scratched from yesterday’s live batting practice sessions due to a back strain. “I have been told it’s a 48-hour thing,’’ said Brian Cashman.

Montgomery, 22, is the Yankees’ top bullpen prospect. He’s pitched to a 1.65 ERA (1.43 FIP) in 92.2 innings since signing as the team’s 11th round pick in 2011, reaching Double-A Trenton late last summer. Montgomery, who has struck out 40% of the batters he’s faced as a pro, is slated to return to the Thunder when the season opens, but he figures to be in the big league mix by the second half. As long as the back strain is nothing serious, then no big deal.

Categories : Asides, Injuries


  1. Countryclub says:


  2. Havok9120 says:

    Is this going to be The Year of the Poorly Defined Back Injury?

    Probably not.

  3. ricky says:

    it begins.

  4. Cris Pengiucci says:

    Normal early Spring Training tweaks, spasms and strains. Happens every year. Hopefully we’ll forget all about these when the real season gets into full swing.

  5. jjyank says:

    Hopefully just a freak thing. Feel better Marky Mark. We’re gonna need guys like you if Mo retires and Joba signs elsewhere next year.

  6. Actuallymissingtheboss says:

    Why do we now tend to say “pitch to x ERA” instead of just “have x ERA”? I don’t think the former is wrong or anything – it’s just longer… Carry on gentlemen. *slinks out back door*

  7. Manny's Banwagon says:

    Better backs than elbows and shoulders.

  8. trr says:

    Monty is an excellent prospect, a chance to be a an impact reliever.
    Hope this is nothing

  9. Reuben Sierra's Chains says:

    This guy is going to be good.

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