News: Montas was impressive in Tuesday's simulated game at Athletics summer camp despite giving up a home run to Franklin Barreto, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Impact: The right-hander had already gotten camp off to a strong start by demonstrating his usual velocity during a bullpen session, but he was able to continue impressing Tuesday while facing some his talented teammates. Montas continues to insist he's already geared up to take on close to a normal early season workload, which, if true, has him within range of manager Bob Melvin's expectations. "Montas looked good. He tells me he could go close to five innings right now," Melvin said. "I don't think we're there yet with all of our starters, but if we could get to 80 or 85 pitches for their first game, that's kind of what we're targeting."