The Yankees were thought to have the “best rotation in baseball” for 2023. Now that rotation is down 40 percent of its members with Nestor Cortes working through a hamstring injury and Frankie Montas set to undergo shoulder surgery. Cortes is expected back for the start of the season, if all goes right, but Montas’ best-case scenario is to be back sometime late in the season. The Yankees’ pitching depth will be tested right away, and the depth isn’t what it was before the trade for Montas.
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