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Yankees swap Jordan Montgomery for Cardinals’ Harrison Bader

Jun 17, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Harrison Bader (48) reacts after hitting a RBI triple against the Boston Red Sox during the ninth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees traded left-handed starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery to the St. Louis Cardinals for outfielder Harrison Bader on Tuesday.

New York will also send a player to be named later or cash considerations to St. Louis to complete the deal.

Bader, a Bronxville, N.Y., native, was in his sixth season with the Cardinals after the club drafted him in the third round in 2015. He is batting .256 on the year with five home runs, 21 RBIs and 15 stolen bases in 72 games.

Bader, 28, won a Gold Glove last year for his work as the Cardinals’ center fielder. The Yankees re-tooled their outfield by acquiring Bader and Andrew Benintendi from the Kansas City Royals while dealing away Joey Gallo to the Los Angeles Dodgers before Tuesday’s MLB trade deadline.

Montgomery, 29, is in his sixth MLB season, all spent with the Yankees. In 21 starts this season, he is 3-3 with a 3.69 ERA, 97 strikeouts and 15 home runs allowed over 114 2/3 innings.

He has a lifetime 3.94 ERA and a 22-20 record in 98 games (97 starts) over six years.

–Field Level Media