Injury to keep prospect Montas from Futures Game

Injury to keep prospect Montas from Futures Game

CHICAGO -- Right-hander Frank Montas, the White Sox No. 16-ranked prospect who was acquired from the Red Sox last season as part of the Jake Peavy /Avisail Garcia deal, was scratched from representing the World Team as part of the July 13 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.

Montas injured his right knee while running as part of his conditioning program, suffering a similar injury that he had with his left knee during Spring Training.

According to White Sox director of player development Nick Capra, the hope is that Montas can come back after surgery in the last week or so of the Minor League season and then be part of instructional league and maybe the Arizona Fall League. Montas, 21, produced a 4-0 record with a 1.60 ERA over 10 starts for Class A Advanced Winston-Salem, fanning 56 in 62 innings and holding opposing hitters to a .202 average.

"Great progress this season," Capra wrote in an email about Montas. "Command of the fastball was better with a changeup and slider that have the making of big league pitches."

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