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Mike Montgomery | Relief Pitcher | #37

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Supplemental (Rd. 300) / KC
Contract: view contract details
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The Mariners are shifting Mike Montgomery to the bullpen following Charlie Furbush's (shoulder) setback.
Montgomery almost surely wasn't going to crack the rotation, anyway, so the move makes sense. Left-handed batters hit .303/.380/.461 last season against Montgomery, so he might not fit a typical lefty specialist role. Mar 13 - 2:01 PM

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Mike Montgomery (neck) is scheduled to throw live batting practice Tuesday.

Montgomery had a cyst removed from his neck at the start of March, but it's not of long-term concern. The 26-year-old left-hander should be back in the routine swing of things soon enough. Last season, he held a 4.60 ERA with a 64/37 K/BB ratio across 90 innings (16 starts). He's unlikely to crack the Opening Day rotation with both James Paxton and Nate Karns sitting ahead of him on the depth chart, but making the roster out of the spring remains in play.
Mar 8 - 9:51 AM

Mike Montgomery (neck) played catch on Thursday and is slated to throw off a mound Sunday.

Montgomery had surgery recently to remove a cyst from his neck, but it was just a small bump in the road. He'll be back on schedule shortly and will compete for a roster spot this spring.
Mar 4 - 10:27 AM

Mike Montgomery will miss a few days after having a cyst removed from his neck.

It shouldn't set him back too long. Montgomery is likely on the outside looking in for a rotation spot with James Paxton and Nate Karns ahead of him on the depth chart. The 26-year-old southpaw posted a 4.60 ERA and 64/37 K/BB ratio in 90 innings over 16 starts with the Mariners last season.
Mar 1 - 10:32 AM

Mariners optioned LHP Mike Montgomery to Triple-A Tacoma.

Montgomery has faded after a nice start, posting a 13.17 ERA over his last four starts. He'll be back when rosters expand, but it might not be as a starter.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 11:18:00 AM

Mike Montgomery gave up five runs in only 1 1/3 innings, but took a no-decision as the Mariners overcame the Athletics on Tuesday.

The Mariners jumped on Montgomery for a run in the first inning and four in the second, ending his evening earlier than he expected. The lefty, overall, allowed seven hits and a walk while striking out zero. He's had two disaster starts out of his most recent three outings, sending his ERA up to 4.60 with a 1.43 WHIP and a 64/37 K/BB ratio over 90 innings. Montgomery will attempt to rebound in a road start versus the White Sox next.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 01:41:00 AM

Mike Montgomery supplied a quality start in Wednesday afternoon's loss to the Rangers, allowing three runs on six hits over six innings.

Montgomery struggled with his control, issuing four walks during his time on the mound. He surrendered RBI singles to Mitch Moreland and Elvis Andrus in the first inning and exited the frame holding a 3-0 deficit, but settled in and did not allow a run the rest of the way. The owner of a 4.16 ERA and 1.36 WHIP, he'll face off with the A's in a home date next Tuesday.
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 04:50:00 PM

Mike Montgomery was shelled in Friday's loss to the Red Sox, allowing nine runs on 10 hits over 2 1/3 innings.

Montgomery had nothing from the beginning, surrendering three runs in the first inning and another six in the third. Four of the runs were driven in via two-run homers by Rusney Castillo and Travis Shaw. The outing moved Montgomery's ERA from a cushy 3.25 mark to a less shiny 4.14 He'll try to bounce back from this one in a Wednesday afternoon road date with the Rangers next time he toes the rubber.
Fri, Aug 14, 2015 10:57:00 PM

Mike Montgomery pitched well but came away with a no-decision in Saturday's contest with the Twins, as he allowed one run on four hits over six innings.

Montgomery struck out six and walked two in the contest. He was actually in line to earn a tough 2-1 win, but the Mariner bullpen self-destructed and allowed two runs in the bottom of the ninth to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Montgomery struggled with the home run in July, allowing seven taters over the month, but the problem did not rear its head on Saturday. He'll take a 3.07 ERA and 1.19 WHIP into his next start, a home outing against the Rangers.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 11:46:00 PM

Mike Montgomery picked up a no-decision, allowing three runs (two earned) in 6 2/3 innings as the Mariners lost in 10 innings to the Diamondbacks on Monday.

Montgomery allowed two solo home runs: to Paul Goldschmidt in the first inning, and to Welington Castillo in the second. The D'backs tacked on an extra run in the second, helped by a Brad Miller fielding error. The lefty, overall, yielded five hits and four walks while striking out five. Despite a solid 3.20 ERA, Montgomery has battled control issues and a proneness to home runs lately: he has walked 13 batters and allowed seven home runs in 26 innings in July. He'll aim for improvement over the weekend when he faces the Twins on the road.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 01:49:00 AM

Mike Montgomery surrendered eight runs (six earned) in 2 2/3 innings in Wednesday's loss to the Tigers.

All eight runs scored in the third inning. Nick Castellanos struck the big blow with a grand slam, accounting for the first four runs. Montgomery allowed six hits, walked five, and struck out two in a nightmarish performance. The lefty has otherwise been solid in 10 starts, sporting a 3.25 ERA with a 1.19 WHIP and a 45/21 K/BB ratio over 63 2/3 innings. Montgomery will attempt to rebound next week at home versus the Diamondbacks.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 10:27:00 PM

Mike Montgomery yielded three runs over six innings and struck out nine batters Friday in a no-decision against the Yankees.

Montgomery gave up seven hits (including a solo homer to Chris Young) and three walks. His line could have looked worse, but he managed to induce a double play to get out of a jam in the fifth inning. The 26-year-old has posted a 2.51 ERA across nine starts since joining Seattle's rotation in early June. He lines up for a start against the Tigers next week on the road.
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 10:12:00 PM

Mike Montgomery finally turned in a lousy outing Friday, giving up five runs in five innings against the Angels.

He was due a clunker one of these days. It's just the second time in eight starts that Montgomery has allowed more than two runs, and it was also his shortest start to date. He still takes a nice 2.29 ERA with him into the break. He'll probably face the Yankees when play resumes; it's either that or Detroit and it'd certainly make more sense to let him face the lefty heavy lineup.
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 01:21:00 AM

Mike Montgomery continued to pitch well in Sunday's win over the A's, surrendering one run on six hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Montgomery had posted back-to-back complete game shutouts entering Sunday. While he didn't pitch to that level against the A's, he held his own, striking out two, walking one and allowing just a solo home run to Sam Fuld in the third inning. He has been fantastic over his first seven starts, pitching to a 1.62 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 31/13 K/BB ratio in 50 innings. Next up on the schedule, a home start against the Angels.
Sun, Jul 5, 2015 06:59:00 PM

Mike Montgomery flashed terrific stuff in a shutout of the Padres on Tuesday, losing a bid for a no-hitter in the seventh inning.

Montgomery has been on fire since debuting in the majors for the first time at the beginning of June. On Tuesday, he brought a no-hitter into the seventh inning, but lost it with one out when Yangervis Solarte doubled. It was the only hit he allowed in nine innings along with four walks and seven strikeouts. Montgomery now has tossed back-to-back shutouts. The left-hander, through six starts, owns a stellar 1.62 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, and a 29/12 K/BB ratio in 44 1/3 innings. He'll start in Oakland against the Athletics next.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 12:35:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Steve Clevenger
3Jesus Sucre
1B1Adam Lind
2Dae-Ho Lee
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Ketel Marte
2Luis Sardinas
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Nori Aoki
CF1Leonys Martin
RF1Seth Smith
2Franklin Gutierrez
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3Taijuan Walker
4Wade Miley
5Nate Karns
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Joaquin Benoit
3Charlie Furbush
4Joel Peralta
5Tony Zych
6Nick Vincent
7Evan Scribner
8Ryan Cook
9Vidal Nuno
10Mike Montgomery
11Mayckol Guaipe