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Jordan Montgomery to undergo Tommy John surgery

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MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch reports that Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday. That will end his 2018 season and likely keep him out for all of the 2019 season as well.

Montgomery, 25, hasn’t pitched since May 1 due to a flexor strain in his left elbow. In six starts prior to the injury, Montgomery posted a 3.62 ERA with 23 strikeouts and 12 walks in 27 1/3 innings.

Domingo Germán took Montgomery’s spot in the rotation last month, but has struggled. In six starts, he has given up 20 runs (19 earned) on 22 hits and 12 walks with 26 strikeouts in 27 innings.

Cavan Biggio hits for the cycle

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Blue Jays second baseman Cavan Biggio hit for the cycle on Tuesday against the Orioles. Cavan, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, struck out in the first inning, but bounced back to hit a two-run homer in the third. He followed that up with a single in the sixth, a double in the eighth, and a two-run triple in the ninth.

Biggio is the sixth player to hit for the cycle this season, joining Jorge Polanco (Twins), Shohei Ohtani (Angels), Jake Bauers (Indians), Trea Turner (Nationals), and Jonathan Villar (Orioles). He’s the third member of the Blue Jays to hit for the cycle, joining Jeff Frye and Kelly Gruber. In case you were wondering, yes, Craig Biggio has also hit for the cycle. He did so against the Rockies on April 8, 2002. Craig and Cavan are the second father-son duo to both hit for the cycle, joining Gary and Daryle Ward, Sportsnet notes.

After Tuesday’s 4-for-5 performance, Biggio is batting .230/.361/.425 with 14 home runs and 42 RBI in 379 plate appearances on the season.