Friday, April 8, 2016
WSC Birth Years: Frankie Montas
Born: March 21, 1993
Frankie was originally signed by the Boston Red Sox in 2009. While pitching in rookie and class A ball, Montas was traded to the White Sox on July 30, 2013, in a three team deal that saw Jake Peavy go to the Red Sox and Avisail Garcia come to the White Sox from the Tigers. He was placed in Kannapolis class A, where he finished the season. Frankie would be called up to the majors on July 17, 2015, as the 26th man for a doubleheader, but never got into either game. He was sent back down.
Montas would get another taste of the big leagues on September 1, 2015, when the White Sox called him up when the rosters expanded. Frankie would make his MLB debut on September 2, 2015 against the Twins in Minnesota, striking out Miguel Sano to start his career. He finished the inning by retiring all three batters he faced. Frankie would leave the White Sox in the same manner in which he came to them, by a three team trade on December 16, 2015. Frankie went to the Dodgers, along with Micah Johnson and Trayce Thompson, while the Cincinnati Reds sent the White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier.