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Arizona Diamondbacks News: Left-Handed Starter Reportedly Agrees to Deal

The National League West has actually been a location for a number of prominent complimentary representatives this offseason. The finalizings continued Tuesday, when the Arizona Diamondbacks apparently consented to terms with left-handed pitcher Jordan Montgomery.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan was the very first to report it and published on X that the offer is on, pending a physical.

BREAKING: Left-handed starter Jordan Montgomery and the Arizona Diamondbacks remain in contract on a complimentary representative offer, pending physical, a source informs ESPN.

— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 27, 2024

According to Jon Heyman of The New York Post, the offer will pay Montgomery $25 million in 2024. He’ll likewise have a $25 million vesting choice for a 2nd year. Heyman and Joel Sherman verified the contract on Tuesday night, reporting that Montgomery will need to make 10 starts this season to make the 2nd year vest.

Montgomery, 30, opened last season with the St. Louis Cardinals before the Texas Rangers obtained him at the trade due date in the wake of a Max Scherzer injury. He went on to be a postseason hero, culminating with the group’s very first title last fall.

His prominent complimentary company practically dragged out beyond Opening Day and he is apparently signing up with the group that roughed him up in Game 2 of the World Series. In his only World Series begin, he tossed 6 innings and quit 4 made operate on 9 hits, strolled one, and didn’t tape-record a strikeout versus his brand-new group.

Jordan Montgomery of the Texas Rangers pitches in the very first inning versus the Arizona Diamondbacks throughout Game 2 of the World Series at Globe Life Field on Oct. 28, 2023, in Arlington, Texas. Montgomery is … Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Montgomery completed the postseason 3-1, with one win versus the Tampa Bay Rays and 2 versus the Texans’ in-state competing Houston Astros. He had an ERA of 2.90 throughout 6 looks (5 starts) and 31 innings. He started out 17 players, strolled 5, and quit 10 made runs.

In general last season, he went 10-11 with a 3.20 ERA, 166 strikeouts, and 48 strolls throughout 188 2/3 innings and 32 starts.

His addition to the D-backs comes at a clutch time, as their forecasted No. 3 starter Eduardo Rodriguez will miss out on the start of the season with a left lat pressure. Montgomery will figure into the rotation as the No. 2 starter behind ace Zac Gallen and ahead of Merill Kelly, followed by Rodriguez and Brandon Pfaadt.

On paper, the D-backs all of a sudden have a beginning rotation that measures up to the remainder of the department, consisting of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants, who integrated signed Tyler Glasnow, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Clayton Kershaw, and Blake Snell this offseason.

Montgomery is joining his 4th group given that being traded from the New York Yankees in 2022 to the Cardinals. The Yankees selected him in the 4th round of the 2014 draft out of South Carolina.

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