Montgomery (1-0) pitched five scoreless innings and earned the win in Thursday's 4-1 victory over the Marlins. He allowed three hits and two walks, while striking out three. This was Montgomery's first appearance since returning from a month-long stint on the injured list due to a lat issue, and the lefty looked sharp. With starter Yu Darvish needing 97 pitches to cover four innings, Montgomery did the Chicago bullpen a solid by covering five innings. The 29-year-old has started 56 games in his MLB career, including 19 a season ago, so he's certainly capable of giving the Cubs some length from a long-relief role.
Montgomery (lat) returned from the injured list Wednesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. Montgomery made just four appearances before landing on the injured list in early April, allowing six runs (five earned) in 2.2 innings. Pedro Strop (hamstring) landed on the injured list in a corresponding move.
Montgomery (lat) is expected to make another rehab appearance Saturday for Triple-A Iowa, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. Montgomery will be required to make at least one more rehab outing before his activation from the injured list. He's made just four appearances for the Cubs in 2019 due to a lat issue.
Montgomery (lat) will make another rehab appearance for Double-A Tennessee on Monday, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports. Montgomery has battled the lat issue since early April. It's unclear whether or not Monday's appearance will be his final one before returning to the big leagues.
Montgomery (lat) will require at least one more rehab appearance before returning to the Cubs, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports. Montgomery made an appearance for Low-A South Bend on Wednesday, striking out four of the seven batters he faced over a pair of scoreless innings. He's throwing a bullpen session Friday and will make at least one more rehab appearance, but he could be back early next week if he's cleared following that outing.