Harrison Bader heads to the New York Yankees
Harrison Bader, the player from Bronxville has been batting .256/.303/.370 with five homers, 21 RBIs, and 15 stolen bases this season. Bader has not played since June 26.
In 2018, Bader had a .756 OPS, and he is contracted through 2023.
Cashman said that he may use Gardner in the outfield or as a pinch runner. He will likely get between 60 and 70 games this season.
Yankees get: Harrison Bader
Cardinals get: Jordan Montgomery
The Yankees have discussed trading Aaron Judge to the outfield in the second half of the season so that his legs can be fresher for the postseason. He has 52 starts in center field this year, more than anyone on the team’s roster.
John Cashman said, “We’ve dealt with this problem unfortunately as we lost one of our team’s homegrown players in Jordan Montgomery. He was an excellent pitcher and a great guy.”
It has been announced that right-hander Frankie Montas will be taking Montgomery’s rotation slot on the team. With this, New York would have a line up of Gerrit Cole, Jameson Taillon, Montas, Nestor Cortes and Domingo Germán with Luis Severino set to play again in mid-September.
The 29-year-old Montgomery had a 3.69 ERA and 7.6 strikeouts per nine innings this season.
Jordan Montgomery discussed how it was difficult to say goodbye to his friends and teammates.
Montgomery has struggled at the major league level. He is 22-20 with a 3.94 ERA in 98 games, 97 starts for the Yankees. A six-year veteran and was originally selected by the team in 2014 from South Carolina after getting drafted four rounds into it from the University of South Carolina.
Jordan Montgomery last pitched on Sunday against the Royals, taking a no decision in four innings. He could make his next start against the Yankees – New York visits St. Louis for a three-game series that opens on Friday.
Montgomery says it will be weird. The company said they needed him to work there, and that it’s just a matter of timing.
The New York Yankees took to twitter to congratulate the player.
When he was five years old, Harrison Bader started playing with his dad, who threw batting practice to him. He enjoyed the Yankees their whole life and his favorite player growing up was Roger Maris.
Harrison Bader attended Horace Mann School (’12) in Bronx, New York. His baseball skills are said to have helped him be successful in Chicago.