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Frankie Montas, a right-handed starter, has been acquired by the New York Yankees......

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Best in the American League The Yankees had a hectic deadline.....

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It's the last opportunity for playoff hopefuls to improve their chances.....

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and it's the last chance for also-rans to take action to improve their chances in the future.....

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In certain circumstances, it's an opportunity to figure out what teams who are undecided are trying to accomplish.....

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The Yankees' need to sign Montas is made even more pressing by the departure of Severino.....

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Fans had anticipated that Montas would join Severino in the Yankees.....

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starting rotation for the remainder of the season, but that isn't going to happen.....

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Instead, Montas will essentially take Severino's position as the Yankees attempt to stay in the World Series race.