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Jordan Montgomery is traded from the Yankees to the Cardinals

Sumter native and former Gamecock ace has been a dependable starter for the New York.
Credit: AP
New York Yankees starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery throws against the Kansas City Royals during the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 31, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)

NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) - The Yankees acquired Gold Glove-winning center fielder Harrison Bader from the St. Louis Cardinals for left-hander Jordan Montgomery ahead of Tuesday’s trade deadline, a surprising deal aimed at improving defense. 

A speedy 28-year-old from Bronxville, New York, Bader has not played since June 26 because of plantar fasciitis in his right foot. When he returns, he likely would play center field in a move that would put Aaron Judge back in right and see Aaron Hicks in left, with Giancarlo Stanton as the designated hitter. 

Montgomery was a fourth-round draft pick by New York in 2014. The Sumter native and former Gamecock was 3-3 with a 3.69 ERA in 21 starts. His departure came one day after Frankie Montas was acquired from Oakland to join Gerrit Cole, Nestor Cortes and Jameson Taillon in the rotation.

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