Reds place Montas on IL after taking liner to arm

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Cincinnati Reds right-hander Frankie Montas was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Angels after taking a line drive from Taylor Ward to his arm in the first inning.

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Montas was placed on the 15-day injured list with a right forearm contusion Monday, the team announced.

The 31-year-old is in his first season with the Reds after signing a one-year, $14-million contract in the offseason. Montas is 2-2 with a 4.19 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and 14 strikeouts across 19 1/3 innings.

Meanwhile, right-hander Casey Legumina was recalled to take Montas' spot on the active roster.