Yankees starter Jordan Montgomery left Tuesday's game against the Twins after one inning due to left elbow tightness.
Montgomery will return to New York to visit Dr. Chris Ahmad, reports Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
Montgomery retired all three batters he faced in the first inning before Domingo German entered to pitch the second inning for New York. He needed only seven pitches to get through the first inning.
Entering Tuesday's outing, Montgomery had pitched at least five innings in three consecutive starts. He is coming off a season-high 98-pitch outing against the Twins on April 26.
Just as we began think that the Yankees pitching staff was rounding into form, it takes an injury hit. Anything surrounding the elbow is obviously a large concern for Montgomery and the Yankees.
Montgomery has pitched well this season, more or less to the same statistical measures as he did in his rookie campaign. Montgomery has shown a calm demeanor as a second-year pitcher that is unconcerned about working with runners on base. He tends to do some of his best work when the pressure is on. Montgomery's next step in the maturation process would be to limit baserunners up front and utilize the lock down skills before he gets into trouble.
Hopefully, Montgomery will be able to work on that in the near term and not have wait until the end of 2019 or worse 2020