Yanks’ Montgomery to have TJ surgery

Yanks’ Montgomery to have TJ surgery

TORONTO — The Yankees’ ongoing search for starting pitching picked up urgency on Tuesday after the club announced that left-hander Jordan Montgomery has been scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow.

The 25-year-old Montgomery will have the procedure performed by team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad on Thursday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Recovery time for the surgery is typically 12 to 18 months.

Montgomery has been sidelined since the beginning of May with a flexor strain in his left elbow. He experienced stiffness while throwing on flat ground during the team’s weekend series in Baltimore, then returned to New York for an MRI on Monday morning.

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