Frankie Montas has loads to rejoice this week.
The right-handed starter gushed over his spouse Nicholette Montas on her birthday Monday — hours earlier than the Athletics traded him and righty reliever Lou Trivino to the Yankees forward of the Tuesday commerce deadline.
“Pleased birthday to essentially the most lovely, robust, loving lady I ever meet in my life,” Montas wrote on Instagram, together with a collage of images that featured the couple and their son Michael and daughter Ellie.
Frankie Montas celebrates his spouse on InstagramInstagram/Frankie Montas
“Thanks for all the time being there for me you’ve got play one of the vital half on my baseball profession you all the time carry on pushing me to be the perfect I could be love you a lot my love god really bless me with you te amo mami.”
The couple — which celebrated their third marriage ceremony anniversary in January — will now put together to maneuver from Oakland to New York.
The Yankees despatched 4 minor leaguers to Oakland for Montas and Trevino: Left-hander Ken Waldichuk, right-hander Luis Medinam, lefty JP Sears and second baseman Cooper Bowman.
Frankie Montas celebrates his spouse on InstagramFrankie Montas/Instagram
“I really feel nice. I’m actually enthusiastic about it,” Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone mentioned. “[Montas] is a superb pitcher. There’s been rumors round him a lot of the first half of the season. I’m excited we have been in a position to push via on a deal for him. His degree of expertise, particularly with how he’s pitched the final couple of years, I’m simply excited to get him into the combo.”
That very same day, the Yankees added to their bullpen after they acquired right-handed reliever Scott Effross from the Cubs in alternate for righty Hayden Wesneski, who had been the staff’s No. 7 prospect.
Frankie Montas pitching for the A’s on July 21, 2022.Getty Photos
Montas was 4-9 with a 3.18 ERA in 19 begins for Oakland. The 29-year-old allowed 91 hits and 44 runs (37 earned), with 12 homers in 104 2/3 innings — and struck out 109 batters towards 28 walks.
The appropriate-hander completed sixth in AL Cy Younger voting final 12 months after going 13-9 with a 3.37 ERA and 207 strikeouts in 187 innings.
Montas is arbitration-eligible after the 2023 season and might change into a free agent in 2024.