Mike Montgomery had a decision to make. He had signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees, a deal that included an opt-out clause that he could exercise if he was not added to the major league roster by June 1. It was clear that he would not be brought up to the majors in light of his struggles at Triple-A, but it was fair to wonder where else he could end up. Then there were rumors that Montgomery would have an opportunity in the Korean Baseball Organization, and potentially resurrect his career.
On Sunday, Robert Murray of FanSided reported that left-hander Mike Montgomery is planning on opting out of his minor league contract with the Yankees on June 1. He will become a free agent if the Yankees don’t select him to a major league contract. The Yankees signed Montgomery in early...
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The Yankees signed left-handed pitcher Mike Montgomery to a minor league deal Monday, The Post’s Joel Sherman confirmed. The veteran spent spring training with the Mets, giving up five earned runs in 7 ¹/₃ innings — all of those runs coming in his final outing, a 2 ²/₃-inning start. Montgomery...
The New York Yankees are adding a veteran southpaw to their list of pitching options with the signing of Mike Montgomery to a minor league deal, according to FanSided. The signing would be the second consecutive minor league contract for Montgomery, who spent spring training with the New York Mets but was released on March 28 after posting a 6.14 ERA in four preseason appearances.
Per FanSided’s own Robert Murray, the New York Yankees are adding Mike Montgomery. Montgomery is most recently known for his fall from grace with the Chicago Cubs and Kansas City Royals, but he was once deemed a valued prospect, and even made the final out of the 2016 World Series for KC.
The Toronto Blue Jays have recently checked on veteran left-hander Mike Montgomery, according to Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith. The Blue Jays' level of interest in Montgomery is unclear at this point, per Nicholson-Smith, and the process of checking in on players is something the team does often. Montgomery spent spring training...
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PORT ST. LUCIE — Mike Montgomery, who had an opt-out in his contract, was released by the Mets after struggling in his final Grapefruit League appearance. The left-hander, who was a candidate for the rotation and bullpen, allowed five earned runs on six hits over 2 ²/₃ innings in the Mets’ 10-2 loss to the Marlins.
The Mets have released left-handed pitcher Mike Montgomery, a 31-year-old who they signed back in mid-February. His deal with the team had an opt-out that necessitated a decision from the team today, and clearly the Mets intend to go in another direction with their Opening Day roster. Montgomery threw just...
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The Mets have one more Grapefruit League game and a couple of days before MLB’s season officially kicks off on April 1. That’s less than four days to Opening Day 2021 — with fans this time. Before the Mets’ 10-2 loss to the Marlins at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in...
JUPITER, Fla. — The Mets released veteran lefthander Mike Montgomery on Sunday night, one in a series of roster moves that brought the final details of the Opening Day roster into focus. The Mets have 31 players remaining in major-league camp, which ends Monday, and five of them are injured,...
Mets’ manager Luis Rojas said on Saturday via Zoom that the team is currently evaluating left-handed pitcher Mike Montgomery as a starter, but also as a reliever. Montgomery, 31, will be on the hill to start Sunday afternoon’s contest with the Miami Marlins and the plan is for him to bat as well, Rojas said.
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If the Mets fifth starter role is in fact a competition, then Joey Lucchesi has the inside track. But Luis Rojas still sees Mike Montgomery as a viable option to join the Mets rotation. According to the Mets skipper, the organization still views the veteran swingman as a starter candidate.
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.