New York Yankees left-hander Jordan Montgomery will have Tommy John surgery on his elbow this week, the team announced Tuesday. Montgomery had been throwing on flat ground but experienced a setback in his latest stint last weekend in Baltimore. Manager Aaron Boone said ”He wasn’t comfortable, shut it down that day and then went home to just get checked on again, MRI, and this was the conclusion.” Montgomery is 2-0 with a 3.62 ERA in six starts. He left a May 1 start against Houston after one inning because of tightness in his elbow. The 25-year-old appeared to wince and shake his arm after the last of his seven pitches in a perfect first inning. Montgomery will undergo surgery in New York on Thursday.
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