Montas exits game early vs. Mariners for non-trade reason originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Athletics starter Frankie Montas exited Sunday’s game against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park early, but not due to a trade.
Montas gave up a leadoff home run to Seattle rookie Julio Rodriguez and a single to Eugenio Suarez in the first inning before retiring the side.
He didn’t return to the mound for the bottom of the second and was replaced by Austin Pruitt, who retired the Mariners’ next nine batters.
While it’s not clear why Montas left the game yet, speculation about a trade will have to continue to be just rumors.
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