Bader heads to Yanks from Cards for Monty

In a surprising move that landed just ahead of Tuesday’s Trade Deadline

the Yankees acquired outfielder Harrison Bader with a player to be named or cash considerations from the Cardinals in exchange for left-hander Jordan Montgomery.

Bader, a Gold Glove-winning center fielder who grew up near Yankee Stadium, is currently on the injured list with plantar fasciitis in his right foot.

A product of Bronxville, N.Y., who graduated from Horace Mann School in the Bronx, the 28-year-old Bader was batting .256/.303/.370 with five homers

21 RBIs and 15 stolen bases this season. He has not played since June 26.

Bader earned down-ballot Rookie of the Year votes in 2018, when he posted a .756 OPS, and is under contract through 2023.

The Yankees have spoken about their plan to move Aaron Judge out of center field in the second half

hoping to keep his legs fresher for the postseason drive

Judge has started 52 games in center field this season, the most on the Yanks’ roster, ahead of Aaron Hicks (49) and others.

The 29-year-old Montgomery was 3-3 with a 3.69 ERA in 21 starts this season, striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings.

A six-year veteran who was originally selected by the Yankees in the fourth round of the 2014 MLB Draft from the University of South Carolina, Montgomery is 22-20 with a 3.94 ERA in 98 career games (97 starts).