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MLB Rumors: Jordan Montgomery, D-Backs Attain 1-Yr, $25M Contract Amid Yankees Buzz

Adam Wells March 27, 2024 Sam Hodde/Getty Images After helping the Texas Rangers win the first World Series in franchise history, Jordan Montgomery’s long free agency has finally come to an end. Per ESPN’s Jeff Passan, Montgomery agreed to a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday. Jon Heyman of the New York Post reported

MLB Rumors: Jordan Montgomery, D-Backs Attain 1-Yr, $25M Contract Amid Yankees Buzz

Adam WellsMarch 27, 2024

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 28: Jordan Montgomery #52 of the Texas Rangers pitches in the third inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks during Game Two of the World Series at Globe Life Field on October 28, 2023 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Sam Hodde/Getty Images)

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After serving to the Texas Rangers win the primary World Collection in franchise historical past, Jordan Montgomery’s lengthy free company has lastly come to an finish.

Per ESPN’s Jeff Passan, Montgomery agreed to a cope with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Jon Heyman of the New York Submit reported the deal is price $25 million for one yr, although it features a $25 million vesting choice for the 2025 season.

Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

Montgomery wants to start out 10 video games in 2024 for the second yr to vest https://t.co/ab1WSAjLFZ

Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

Montgomery can choose out of 2025 if he makes 10 begins in 2024.

The 2025 wage vests at $20M with these 10 begins in 2024 and boosts to $22.5M with 18 begins and $25M with 23 begins. 2024 wage is $25M #dbacks

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The deal comes after Heyman reported on March 20 that Montgomery and the New York Yankees had been “again involved.”

This marks the second main addition that Arizona has made to its rotation in free company. The staff beforehand signed left-hander Eduardo Rodríguez, who will begin the season on the injured list, to a four-year, $80 million contract in December.

Montgomery joined the Rangers in a midseason commerce with the St. Louis Cardinals. He had the most effective stretch of his profession after the transfer with a 2.79 ERA in 11 begins.

The 31-year-old was simply nearly as good within the playoffs with a 2.90 ERA in six appearances. He was the Rangers’ Recreation 1 starter within the AL Wild Card Collection towards the Tampa Bay Rays and ALCS towards the Houston Astros.

In these two video games, Montgomery went 13.1 innings and allowed no runs on 11 hits with 11 strikeouts and one stroll.

The Rangers had been Montgomery’s third totally different staff previously two seasons. He started his profession with the Yankees, who chosen him within the fourth spherical of the 2014 draft.

Montgomery made his MLB debut throughout the 2017 season. He completed sixth in AL Rookie of the Yr voting after posting a 3.88 ERA in 155.1 innings.

Tommy John surgical procedure restricted Montgomery to seven begins over the following two seasons. He was again at full energy for the 2020 season that was shortened to 60 video games as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, however he struggled with a 5.11 ERA in 10 begins.

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Montgomery’s profession hit its stride beginning in 2021 when he made a then-career-high 30 begins. He break up the 2022 season between the Yankees and Cardinals, who acquired him previous to the commerce deadline.

In 32 begins between the 2 groups, Montgomery had a 3.48 ERA over 178.1 innings. He is been some of the sturdy pitchers in baseball over the previous three seasons.

Montgomery is tied for sixth in starts (94) and seventeenth in innings pitched (524.1) for the reason that begin of 2021. He is additionally seventeenth in FanGraphs wins above alternative (10.2) amongst all pitchers throughout that span.

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