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Frankie Montas | Relief Pitcher | #47

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/21/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 252
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Frankie Montas struggled in his second start of spring training on Sunday, giving up two runs in 2 1/3 innings against the Padres.
Montas had a clean first two innings, but struggled to throw strikes in the third and left after giving up two runs in the frame. He's battling for a spot in the back of the rotation, but even if he earns that spot, it'd be impossible to trust the right-hander from a fantasy perspective. Mar 4 - 4:06 PM

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Frankie Montas gave up two runs on three hits in his two innings of work on Tuesday in the Cactus League against the Indians.

Both runs came on a two-run homer from Robert Refsnyder in the second innings. Once one of the more intriguing right-handed pitching prospects in baseball, Montas will turn 25 in March, and he was blistered for a 7.03 ERA in his time with the Athletics in 2017. He's still compelling because of his velocity, but it's unlikely he's anything more than organizational depth at this point.
Feb 27 - 4:01 PM

Athletics optioned RHP Frankie Montas to Triple-A Nashville.

Montas holds a 7.03 ERA over 23 appearances out of the A's bullpen this season. He'll be back in September, if not before.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017 12:17:00 PM

Frankie Montas is unavailable to pitch Monday in Toronto, as he remains in New York while being delayed due to a visa issue.

It's expected to be resolved soon and Montas will rejoin the team Tuesday. He's posted a 7.28 ERA over 22 relief appearances with the A's this season.
Mon, Jul 24, 2017 05:52:00 PM

Athletics recalled RHP Frankie Montas from Triple-A Nashville.

Montas holds a 6.91 ERA over 21 relief appearances with the A's this season. He'll provide length in the bullpen.
Fri, Jul 21, 2017 08:15:00 AM

Athletics optioned RHP Frankie Montas to Triple-A Nashville.

He's clearing out for the return of Sean Doolittle (shoulder). Montas gave up eight runs over his last two relief appearances to earn a trip back to the minors.
Sun, Jun 11, 2017 10:19:00 AM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin announced Saturday that Frankie Montas has made the Opening Day bullpen.

He made sure to note that the club still views Montas as a starter long-term and that he is not in the competition for save chances. The A's plan to limit his innings this season anyways, so starting him in the bullpen is a good way to do so.
Sat, Apr 1, 2017 02:08:00 PM

The A's are considering Frankie Montas as a bullpen option, even though they still see him as a long-term starter.

Health has held Montas back these last couple of years, and with just four innings under his belt this spring, he doesn't look like a threat to crack Oakland's rotation right now. He could be an impact reliever in short order, if that's how the A's opt to play it. Still, given that they're not contending this year anyway, it'd seem to make more sense to let him spend the first couple of months in the Triple-A rotation.
Fri, Mar 17, 2017 04:17:00 PM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Wednesday that Frankie Montas will work as a starter this spring.

Montas has been limited to just 16 innings in the minors last season due to a rib issue, so the A's are going to bring him along slowly. While he'll get a look as a starter, he's also an option for the bullpen. Montas was acquired from the Dodgers last August in the trade for Josh Reddick and Rich Hill.
Wed, Feb 15, 2017 12:44:00 PM

Athletics acquired RHP Frankie Montas from the Dodgers in the Josh Reddick and Rich Hill trade.

Acquired from the White Sox in the three-team Todd Frazier deal over the winter, Montas has been limited to just 16 innings in the minors this season due to a rib issue. Still, he has a big arm and was recently ranked No. 82 on Baseball America’s midseason list. The Athletics could attempt to develop him as a starter, but he has the potential to be an impact bullpen arm.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 02:28:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Frankie Montas will be sidelined for 4-8 weeks with a broken rib.

Montas had surgery to remove the first rib from his right rib cage back in February. Rosenthal says that this issue is related, as the rib that's broken showed signs of stress but was not cracked at the time. Montas was still in the process of getting stretched out in the minors and realistically probably can't be counted on for much, if anything, in the majors this season after his latest setback.
Fri, Jun 24, 2016 02:46:00 PM

Dodgers activated RHP Frankie Montas from the 60-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Montas is expected to be stretched out as a starter at Triple-A to provide much needed rotation depth for the Dodgers. The 23-year-old registered a 4.80 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 20/9 K/BB ratio over 15 innings with the Dodgers in 2015.
Sun, Jun 12, 2016 05:59:00 PM

Frankie Montas (rib) gave up one run on two hits over two innings in his rehab debut with Double-A Tulsa on Sunday.

Montas will be stretched out as a starter on his rehab to give the Dodgers some options once he's ready. The young right-hander needed surgery in February to remove the first rib from his right rib cage. "He’ll be eligible June 4, I think. Then we’ll have to make a decision where he is in his rehab and where we’re at here with our ballclub," manager Dave Roberts said Sunday. "At that point in time, it obviously would be in the ’pen (the only role he would be ready for that quickly). So if there’s a need there, then we would make that move. If not, we would continue to build him up."
Mon, May 23, 2016 09:06:00 AM

Frankie Montas (rib) will begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Tulsa on Saturday.

Montas had rib resection surgery in February and has been throwing in extended spring training. He could join the Dodgers' bullpen next month.
Fri, May 20, 2016 05:36:00 PM

Frankie Montas (rib) has resumed a throwing program.

Montas underwent surgery last month to remove his right first rib, something that was needed due to a stress reaction in the rib. He's expected to miss a good chunk of the first half of the season.
Sun, Mar 6, 2016 12:54:00 PM

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