Montgomery and the Yankees reached a one-year, $2.13 million deal with the Yankees on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Montgomery made 10 starts during the shortened 2020 season, posting a 5.11 ERA and 1.30 WHIP over 44 innings. He'll avoid arbitration by agreeing to terms with the Yankees prior to Friday's deadline.
Montgomery didn't factor in the decision during Thursday's Game 4 win over the Rays after allowing one run on three hits with four strikeouts and three walks over four innings.
The left-hander didn't have his best control as he delivered only 34 of his 62 pitches for strikes, but he was nonetheless able to limit the Rays to one run. It was a good showing in the first postseason outing of Montgomery's career, and the Yankees will need to win Friday's series finale for him to receive a chance on the mound in the ALCS.
Montgomery (2-3) took the loss Thursday as the Yankees were downed 4-1 by the Blue Jays, allowing three runs on six hits over 5.1 innings. He struck out eight without walking a batter.
The southpaw threw 88 pitches (60 strikes) in a solid outing, but he simply got outpitched by Hyun-Jin Ryu. Montgomery finished the regular season on something of a roll, posting a 4.02 ERA and impressive 24:3 K:BB over his final three starts and 15.2 innings, but it remains to be seen how he'll be deployed in the postseason.
Montgomery allowed four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out seven across 4.2 innings in a no-decision against the Red Sox on Friday.
Montgomery cruised through the first three innings, allowing just two hits while racking up four punchouts. He ran into some trouble in the fourth, however, allowing two singles before Christian Arroyo skied one over the Green Monster to give the Red Sox a 3-0 lead. Montgomery came back out for the fifth but was only able to record two outs before he was replaced by Luis Cessa, who promptly allowed an RBI double to Christian Vazquez that was charged to Montgomery as his fourth earned run. The southpaw owns a 5.12 ERA and 39:9 K:BB across 38.2 innings and will look to pick up his first win since Aug. 11 against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
Montgomery didn't factor in the decision after giving up one unearned run on three hits with nine strikeouts and one walk over 5.2 innings during Saturday's 2-1, 10-inning win over the Orioles.
It was the left-hander's most productive outing of the season as he surrendered only three singles, but he missed out on the victory since New York's offense had its own struggles. Montgomery has a 4.76 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 32:7 K:BB through 34 innings and lines up to face the Red Sox on Friday.
Montgomery allowed two runs on six hits and two walks over 3.1 innings in Monday's loss to Toronto. He struck out one batter and did not factor in the decision.
While he walked just two batters, Montgomery struggled to find the strike zone Monday, throwing only 46 of 84 pitches for strikes. He allowed one run in each of the first two innings and had to hit the showers early due to his high pitch count; his 84 pitches were the second most he's thrown in an outing this season. Montgomery will carry a 5.72 ERA into Saturday's home start against the Orioles.
Montgomery (2-2) allowed four earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out two across two-thirds of an inning to take the loss Wednesday against the Rays.
Montgomery's outing was almost immediately over as he allowed each of the first four batters he faced to score. While he did manage two strikeouts and appeared in line to escape the disastrous inning, he instead walked a batter and was yanked after 39 pitches. It was a disappointing outing for Montgomery, who was entering the game on a decent run, allowing six earned runs across 14.2 innings in his last three starts. He'll look to bounce back in his next turn through the rotation, currently projected for Monday at Toronto.
Montgomery allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and no walks while striking out six over five innings in Friday's loss during the first game of a doubleheader against the Mets. He didn't factor into the decision.
Montgomery tossed four scoreless innings to begin Friday's twin bill, but he gave up one run in the fifth inning before things started to unravel in the sixth. The Mets totaled five runs in the sixth inning, forcing Montgomery to settle for his second consecutive no-decision. The southpaw will attempt to return to the win column at home Wednesday against the Rays.
Montgomery allowed one run on three hits and struck out four over 3.2 innings Monday against the Red Sox. He didn't factor into the decision.
Montgomery was gifted an early 3-0 lead, though he failed to last five innings and qualify for the victory. He surrendered his lone run in the top of the fourth on an RBI single to left center. The 27-year-old lefty has now started three games this season, accruing a 5.17 ERA and 1.15 WHIP with a 10:3 K:BB over 15.2 frames.
Montgomery (2-1) earned the win Tuesday against the Braves after allowing three runs on four hits with four strikeouts and one walk over six innings.
The left-hander worked through five frames without giving up a run, but Marcell Ozuna crushed a three-run homer during the sixth inning. Montgomery has a 5.17 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 10:3 K:BB over 15.2 innings, and he lines up to start early next week, either against Boston or Tampa Bay.
Montgomery will start Tuesday's game against the Braves, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Due to a pair of off days for the Yankees this week, Montgomery wasn't expected to start again until the weekend, but he'll be slotted in for the team's series opener against Atlanta on normal rest. The southpaw will attempt to bounce back after he allowed five runs over four innings in his last start. J.A. Happ was initially scheduled to start Tuesday, and it's unclear whether he'll move to Montgomery's old spot in the rotation or if he'll lose his job as a starter due to several rough performances to begin the year.
Montgomery (1-1) suffered the loss against Philadelphia on Thursday, pitching four innings and allowing five runs on six hits and one walk while striking out two.
After shining in his season debut last Friday, Montgomery couldn't tame the Phillies' offense, yielding five earned runs for the first time since his rookie campaign. The southpaw was torched by a three-run homer off the bat of J.T. Realmuto in the first inning, then gave up an additional pair of runs on a Phil Gosselin double in the third. The Yankees have a pair of off days coming up, so Montgomery isn't likely to take the mound again until next weekend against Boston.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Montgomery will make his next start Thursday against the Phillies, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
After capturing the win in his season debut July 31 against the Red Sox, Montgomery would have been available to start Wednesday in one of the Yankees' two doubleheader contests, but Boone opted to give the southpaw an extra day of rest. Instead, J.A. Happ will start the first game of the twin bill, while the Yankees are expected to treat the second contest as a bullpen day.
Montgomery (1-0) allowed one run on five hits and one walk while striking out four over 5.2 innings as he earned the win Friday against the Red Sox.
After beginning the season at the alternate training site, Montgomery was sharp in his first start of 2020, allowing his only run in the third inning. The bullpen locked the game down following his departure, which allowed the southpaw to pick up a win. Montgomery's next start should come Wednesday in Baltimore.
Montgomery was recalled from the alternate training site Friday ahead of his start against the Red Sox.
Montgomery was in line to make his season debut that got pushed back due to the Marlins' COVID-19 outbreak, but he'll officially join the 30-man roster Friday and start against Boston. The southpaw made two appearances (one start) for the Yankees in 2019, recording a 6.75 ERA and 1.75 WHIP over four innings.
Montgomery will start Friday against the Red Sox, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
He had been scheduled to start Wednesday against the Phillies, but things got shuffled around as a result of the Marlins' COVID-19 outbreak. Montgomery is a southpaw who can sit in the mid-90s with his fastball and has demonstrated decent control (8.0 percent walk rate) across 186.2 MLB innings.
Montgomery will start one of the Yankees' weekend games against the Red Sox, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
Montgomery had been set to start Wednesday against the Phillies, but the Yankees' schedule has been shuffled around as the league waits to determine whether or not the Phillies have been caught up in the Marlins' COVID-19 outbreak after the two teams played each other in the season's opening series. Montgomery and Masahiro Tanaka (concussion) will start Saturday and Sunday, though the order of their two starts has yet to be determined.
Manager Aaron Boone said Montgomery will start the Yankees' sixth game of the season July 29 in Philadelphia, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Montgomery was optioned earlier in the week to give the Yankees additional roster flexibility to start the season, but he's expected to rejoin the team ahead of his scheduled start against the Phillies. The southpaw was limited to just two appearances in 2019 while recovering from Tommy John surgery, but he looked sharp during camp and isn't expected to face any restrictions during the abbreviated 2020 campaign.
Montgomery was optioned to the team's alternate training site Tuesday.
The 27-year-old was expected to begin the season as the Yankees' No. 5 starter, but instead he won't be included on the 30-man roster to open the season. Montgomery delivered five scoreless frames during Sunday's exhibition contest with the Mets, so he finished summer training with a strong performance. New York has the benefit of an off day Friday after the season opener Thursday, so it appears manager Aaron Boone will take advantage with an extra reliever out of the gate. Montgomery could still join the rotation early in the season, but until he's recalled or the team provides more information, his immediate outlook remains uncertain.
Montgomery cruised through five scoreless innings Sunday in the Yankees' 6-0 exhibition win over the Mets, striking out six while giving up two hits and one walk.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone hasn't formally named Montgomery as a member of the rotation, but that appears to be a foregone conclusion after the lefty turned in a gem in his final outing of summer camp. After making just two appearances for the Yankees in 2019 while he recovered from his June 2018 Tommy John surgery, Montgomery isn't expected to face any notable restrictions during the 60-game 2020 slate.
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|09/24||@ TOR||L 1-4||1||5.1||6||3||0||8|
|09/18||@ BOS||W 6-5||4.2||5||4||2||7|
|09/12||vs BAL||W 2-1||5.2||3||0||1||9|
|09/07||@ TOR||L 7-12||3.1||6||2||2||1|
|09/02||vs TB||L 2-5||1||0.2||5||4||1||2|
|08/28||vs NYM||L 4-6||5.0||5||2||0||6|
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|2014||ASX-Staten Island Yankee||13.1||7||4||0||1||0||0||15||4||11||3.44||1.145|