New York Yankees acquire Harrison Bader, send Jordan Montgomery to St. Louis Cardinals

New York Yankees acquire Harrison Bader, send Jordan Montgomery to St. Louis Cardinals

Published August 3, 2022
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Bader has not played since June 26 because of plantar fasciitis in his right foot. He had played for the Cardinals across six seasons, hitting .256/.303/.370 in 72 games this season with five homers. He won a Gold Glove last year.

The trade represents a homecoming for the 28-year-old outfielder, who grew up in Bronxville, New York, and was a fan of the Yankees. He is a graduate of Horace Mann School in the Bronx, about 5 miles from Yankee Stadium.

Montgomery joins a rotation with Adam Wainwright and Miles Mikolas and will be an important pitcher for St. Louis moving forward with Steven Matz (knee) currently on the injured list. St. Louis also acquired Jose Quintana from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday.

Once he comes off the IL, Bader will join Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Matt Carpenter in the Yankees outfield and will likely take some playing time away from Aaron Hicks, who has struggled so far this season, hitting .230/.353/.330 across 91 games.