Frankie Montas, a promising pitching prospect acquired by the Dodgers this winter, will be out two to four months of the season after undergoing rib surgery Friday, the team announced.
Montas, a 22-year-old right-hander, suffered a stress reaction and required a rib resection to remove his first right rib. Dr. Greg Pearl performed the operation in Dallas. Montas will begin physical therapy next week at Camelback Ranch.
Montas posted a 4.80 earned-run average in seven appearances for Chicago last season. He struck out 108 batters in 112 innings with a 2.97 ERA at double-A Birmingham.
Montas was likely bound for the Dodgers’ rotation at their triple-A affiliate in Oklahoma City.
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