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Jordan Montgomery signing puts damper on Yankees’ offseason

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The Arizona Diamondbacks signed left-hander Jordan Montgomery to a one-year contract on Tuesday. With the top remaining free-agent pitcher off the board, the New York Yankees’ starting rotation appears to be set

This should have fans on edge despite trading for Padres All-Star outfielder Juan Soto this offseason. To complete the Soto deal, New York sent a plethora of young pitchers to San Diego, headlined by Michael King, Jhony Brito and prospect Drew Thorpe, for Soto and fellow outfielder Trent Grisham. 

Luis Severino, Domingo German and Frankie Montas also departed. Most notably, in spring training, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Gerrit Cole was shut down for 3-4 weeks with an elbow issue. 

The result is a pretty barren pitching depth in New York. 

General manager Brian Cashman decided that adding veteran Marcus Stroman was enough for a free-agent pitching class with Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Blake Snell and the former Yankee Montgomery. 

With Cole’s injury, young flamethrower Luis Gil (who impressed in six starts in 2021 before needing Tommy John surgery in 2022) will round out a rotation filled with question marks. 

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