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New York Yankees Acquire Harrison Bader, Send Jordan Montgomery to St. Louis Cardinals

New York Yankees Acquire Harrison Bader, Send Jordan Montgomery to St. Louis Cardinals

NEW YORK – The New York Yankees have shipped a jug Jordan Montgomery To the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for a defensive player Harrison Bader On Tuesday, the teams announced.

New York will also receive a player to be named or cash considerations as part of the deal, which is concluded before the trade deadline.

Montgomery was a Yankees top performer, scoring 3.77 ERAs in 272 runs across 51 starts in the past two seasons. However, he was 0-2 with a 5.36 ERA in his last eight games.

Bader, who is currently on the injured list (foot), played for the Cardinals over the course of six seasons. He’s hit .256/.303/.370 in 72 games this season with five homers.

This trade marks the return of the 28-year-old, who grew up in Bronxville, New York, and was a fan of the Yankees. He graduated from Horace Mann School in the Bronx, about 5 miles from Yankee Stadium.

Montgomery joins the rotation with Adam Wainwright And the Miles Micholas He will be an important bowler for St. Louis as he moves forward with Steven Matz (knee) currently on the injured list. St. Louis also acquired Jose Quintana from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday.

His departure from New York came a day after the team acquired Frankie Montas from Oakland.

“We wanted roles, specifically to start pitching,” said John Muziliak, the Cardinals’ president of baseball operations. We felt like we were getting rid of the inconsistency in our rotation. ”

Badr has not played since June 26 due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot. Once he’s out of IL, he’ll join Aaron JudgeAnd the Giancarlo StantonAnd the Matt Carpenter at Yankees Stadium and will likely take some playing time away from Aaron Hickswho has struggled so far this season, scoring .230/.353/.330 in 91 games.

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Both Badr and Montgomery are eligible for free agency after the 2023 season.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.