Jordan Montgomery has emerged as a candidate for the fifth spot in the Yankees rotation, Newsday reports.
he 24-year-old has a 3.48 ERA in four Grapefruit League outinjgs, all in relief. He went 14-5 with a 2.13 ERA in 25 starts between Double-A and Triple-A last season.
"We're looking at him," Joe Girardi said of Montgomery "I like him a lot. I think he's got really good downward angle. I think he's got deception. I'm very curious."
Luis Severino (5.06 ERA) and Luis Cessa (6.52 ERA) have struggled this spring, leaving Girardi to consider Montgomery.
Bryan Mitchell and his 3.86 ERA is also a possibility.
Barring injury, the Yankees' rotation currently includes Masahiro Tanaka, CC Sabathia, Michael Pineda and Adam Warren.