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Mets' Mike Montgomery: Signs minor-league deal with Mets
Montgomery joined the Mets on a minor-league contract Tuesday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
The 32-year-old lefty owns a 3.84 ERA in 541 career MLB innings, but it's been several years since he pitched at that level. He struggled to a 4.95 ERA in 2019 and then threw just 5.1 innings in 2020. He spent last season with the KBO's Samsung Lions but didn't fare well there, either, posting a 5.26 ERA and getting suspended 20 games for throwing a rosin bag at an umpire.... See More ... See Less
Mike Montgomery: Granted release
Montgomery was granted his release by the Yankees on Tuesday, Conor Foley of The Scranton Times-Tribune reports.
As expected, Montgomery will opt out of his minor-league deal with the Yankees after he failed to secure a spot on the major-league roster to begin the year. The southpaw is expected to sign a contract with the Samsung Lions of the KBO.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Mike Montgomery: Likely heading to KBO
Montgomery will likely sign with the Samsung Lions of the KBO for the remainder of the season, Sung Min Kim of The Athletic reports.
Montgomery intends to opt out of his deal with the Yankees on June 1, and he should serve as a replacement for Ben Lively (shoulder) in the KBO. Montgomery has made four starts for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season and has posted a 7.56 ERA and 1.73 WHIP in 16.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Mike Montgomery: Nearing opt-out date
Montgomery intends to opt out of his minor-league deal with the Yankees on Tuesday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
The 31-year-old inked a minor-league pact with New York in early April, and it apparently included a June 1 opt out if he wasn't in the majors. Montgomery spent camp with the Mets but was released at the end of spring training after missing out on the Opening Day roster.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Mike Montgomery: Signs with Yankees
Montgomery agreed to a minor-league deal with the Yankees on Monday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
Montgomery was released by the Mets on March 28, but he'll find a new club just over a week later. The terms of the agreement aren't yet known, but the southpaw will need to pass a physical before the deal is complete. Montgomery was being stretched out by the Mets this spring so he could pitch in multiple roles, but it's not yet clear how the Yankees intend to use him in 2021.... See More ... See Less
Mike Montgomery: Released by Mets
Montgomery was released by the Mets on Sunday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Montgomery was being stretched out during spring training so he could pitch in multiple roles in 2021, but he failed to win an Opening Day roster spot. As a result, the Mets will grant Montgomery his release so he can seek out other opportunities ahead of the regular season. The southpaw made three relief appearances this spring and allowed four hits and one walk while striking out seven in 4.2 scoreless innings.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Mike Montgomery: Stretching out for multiple roles
The Mets plan to stretch Montgomery out so they can utilize him in multiple roles this season, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Montgomery could be in a position to make the team due to Carlos Carrasco's (hamstring) extended absence to begin the season. While he likely wouldn't immediately slot into the rotation, Montgomery could be called upon as a spot starter if more injuries befall the team's pitchers. Assuming the team has enough depth to maintain a starting five without Montgomery, he could also serve as a multi-inning reliever.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Mike Montgomery: Catches on with Mets
Montgomery signed a minor-league contract Sunday with the Mets that includes an invitation to big-league spring training.
Montgomery could compete for a back-end spot in the rotation or a long-relief role out of the bullpen this spring after working as a swingman for the Royals, Cubs and Mariners over parts of each of the past six seasons. While struggling with a lat injury in 2020, Montgomery was limited to only three appearances for Kansas City, giving up three earned runs on six hits and a walk over 5.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Mike Montgomery: Heads to open market
Montgomery elected free agency Friday instead of accepting an outright assignment to the minors.
Montgomery missed most of the 2020 campaign with a lat strain, throwing just 5.1 innings. After posting a 3.35 ERA from 2016 through 2018, he'll hit the open market as a 31-year-old who's managed a 4.95 ERA over the last two seasons.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Mike Montgomery: Back from injured list
Montgomery (lat) was activated off the 45-day injured list Wednesday.
The left-hander landed on the shelf with the lat strain after making his season debut July 27, but he'll rejoin the active roster for the final few games of the season. According to Alec Lewis of The Athletic, Montgomery should work out of the bullpen and is built up to cover multiple innings.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Mike Montgomery: Transferred to 45-day IL
Montgomery (lat) was transferred to the 45-day injured list Friday.
Montgomery struggled in his only outing of the year before landing on the 10-day injured list with a strained lat in late July, The injury was evidently rather serious, as he'll now be out until very late in the season, if he returns at all.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Mike Montgomery: Heads to injured list
Montgomery was placed on the injured list with a strained lat Tuesday.
Montgomery's poor health could partially explain his poor season debut, in which he allowed five runs (three earned) in just two innings in a start against the Tigers. It's not clear when he's expected to return.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Mike Montgomery: Coughs up five runs
Montgomery allowed five runs (three earned) on five hits Monday while striking out one batter in the win over Detroit. He did not factor into the decision.
Montgomery allowed all five runs in a brutal second frame, including a three-run blast from JaCoby Jones. Fortunately, the Royals caught fire at the plate, scoring 14 runs and preventing the 31-year-old from being tagged with a loss. Montgomery should take the mound again Sunday afternoon at home against the White Sox.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Mike Montgomery: Set to start Monday
Montgomery is scheduled to start Monday's game against the Tigers, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
The left-hander at one point lined up to start the second game of the season against the Indians, but he'll end up taking the mound Monday in a more favorable matchup. The 31-year-old had a 4.64 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 51:21 K:BB over 64 innings (13 starts) after being acquired by the Royals in July last year.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Mike Montgomery: Lines up as second starter
Montgomery lines up to start the second game of the season Saturday in Cleveland, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
He will start Monday's exhibition game against the Astros, which lines him up to follow Danny Duffy in the Royals' rotation. Montgomery would then line up to face the Tigers on the road in the second week of the season, which could be an appealing spot start in deeper leagues.... See More ... See Less
Royals' Mike Montgomery: Shaky during spring training
Montgomery gave up five earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out five in seven innings (three appearances) this spring.
It wasn't a great spring training for Montgomery, but his spot in the middle of the Royals' rotation appears safe. He built up to 55 pitches in his final spring outing and should be ready to go when play resumes.... See More ... See Less
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