When it comes to pitching help the Yankees could exploit at the end of this regular season and into the postseason, all signs point to Luis Severino and Dellin Betances.
Many, though, are forgetting about one more arm.
Jordan Montgomery, who was working his way back from Tommy John surgery, is quietly in Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre pitching in rehab games and there haven't been any setbacks. So that begs the question: Do the Yankees use Montgomery when it comes time for the postseason?
"It's possible," manager Aaron Boone told The Post's Greg Joyce. "We want to make sure with that injury we do good by him in a long-term sense. ... He is doing pretty well."
It's hard not to want Montgomery to take it slow and wait until next season, especially with an injury like the one he was returning from. And during his rehab, he also experience some shoulder inflammation that forced him to be shut down back in June.
Still, the big left-hander could be a vital piece out of the bullpen for the Yanks if he continues to stay healthy and that's the team's choice. Last season over six starts, he managed to post a 3.62 ERA before being shut down and getting surgery. In 2017, he had a solid rookie campaign with a 3.88 ERA over 29 starts (155.1 innings).
The safe bet would be Montgomery continuing to rehab in the minors slowly to make sure everything is perfectly fine. There could be a chance that he returns to the bigs for a couple appearances, but a playoff roster spot would be a stretch.
It can't be taken out of the cards, though, so it is something to keep an eye on. Severino and Betances are the better bets for those big October games.