The New York Yankees transported pitcher Jordan Montgomery to the St. Louis Cardinals in return for focus defender Harrison Bader on Tuesday, the groups reported.

New York likewise will get a player to be named later or cash contemplations as a component of the arrangement, which was struck not long with maybe some time to spare.

Montgomery has been a top entertainer for the Yankees, posting a 3.77 ERA in 272 innings across 51 beginnings the beyond two seasons. Be that as it may, he was 0-2 with a 5.36 ERA in his last eight trips.

"Really stunned I surmise,'' Montgomery said.

"I actually don't actually think I've at any point played out the manner in which I should here,'' he added. "Significantly preferable player over I've at any point shown, however I assume I was steady and most certainly worked my hardest.''

"Harrison Bader is one of the tip top focus field safeguards in the game,'' head supervisor Brian Cashman said, expecting Bader will return in September. "So he gives a great deal of paths to us.''