Frankie Montas will start Sunday for Double-A Tulsa. The right-hander had been scheduled to piggyback off the starting pitcher in his first game of the season after joining the club Saturday; now he’s scheduled to throw two innings against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals before handing the ball to the bullpen.
Montas hasn’t pitched this season as he recovers from rib resection surgery near his right shoulder in Februrary. The right-hander pitched as a starter and a reliever in the Chicago White Sox organization before the Dodgers acquired him in a three-team, multi-player trade in December.
Dave Roberts said Friday in San Diego that Montas is a candidate to pitch as a starter or a reliever for the Dodgers once he’s healthy. Montas was recently clocked throwing 100 mph at the Dodgers’ extended spring training facility in Arizona.