The mysterious fifth starter has finally been revealed.
After the Yankees 8-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, the team announced they were pushing back Luis Severino from Wednesday to Thursday to start the youngster Jordan Montgomery. However, it wasn’t just a spot start to give Masahiro Tanaka and CC Sabathia more time between starts.
Following Monday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Yankees officially announced Montgomery had officially won the fifth starter job, meaning the competition is officially over. As a corresponding move, the Yankees have sent Chasen Shreve to Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes-Barre.
However, the Yankees still need to make a move on the 40-man roster.
Chad Green, who was the loser of the fifth starter competition, has been promoted from Double-a Trenton to Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes-Barre.