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Mike Montgomery | Relief Pitcher | #38

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / KC
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Cubs acquired LHP Mike Montgomery and RHP Jordan Pries from the Mariners in exchange for 1B Dan Vogelbach and RHP Paul Blackburn.
The Cubs have been linked to the Yankees in relation to Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman, but if those options fall through or move elsewhere, Montgomery makes for a fine consolation prize. He has been a strong bullpen piece for the Mariners this season. Over 61 2/3 innings, the 27-year-old southpaw has pitched to a 2.34 ERA and 54/18 K/BB ratio while holding left-handed batters to a .164/.269/.254 slash line. Jul 20 - 7:16 PM

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Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan reports that the Cubs are close to acquiring Mike Montgomery.

Per Passan, first baseman Dan Vogelbach would likely be one piece heading back to Seattle in exchange for Montgomery. The 27-year-old southpaw has mostly pitched out of the bullpen this season and holds a strong 2.34 ERA and 54/18 K/BB ratio across 61 2/3 innings. He would figure to remain in the pen for the Cubbies, who have been rumored to be in the market for a reliever as they look to make their World Series push.
Jul 20 - 5:43 PM

Mike Montgomery will start Sunday in Toronto.

Montgomery allowed three runs in five innings Sunday in his second start of the season. He's not a good fantasy streaming option versus the quick-strike Jays.
Jul 20 - 4:00 PM

Mike Montgomery wasn't at his best in a losing effort against the Astros on Sunday, allowing three runs on seven hits over his five innings of work.

The left-hander did manage to punch out seven on the afternoon while walking only two. Most of the damage was inflicted by Jose Altuve, who clubbed a two-run homer in the third inning and delivered an RBI single in the fifth. It's unclear if Montgomery will stick around to make another trip through the starting rotation or if he'll return to his role in the bullpen.
Jul 17 - 7:23 PM

Mike Montgomery will start Sunday against the Astros.

Montgomery fired 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball in a win over the Mariners before the All-Star break and he'll remain in the rotation to begin the second half. The southpaw will be followed by Wade LeBlanc on Monday versus the White Sox and Wade Miley on Tuesday.
Jul 15 - 7:25 PM

Mike Montgomery tossed 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Mariners' 8-5 win over the Royals.

Montgomery was called in from the bullpen for a spot start with Taijuan Walker (foot) landing on the disabled list Wednesday. He didn't look like a long reliever on Sunday, allowing just five hits and striking out three batters while walking nobody. The one run Montgomery gave up came on a Brett Eibner solo shot in the bottom of the seventh inning. The 27-year-old lefty should get a longer look as a starter coming out of the All-Star break, but nothing is set in stone yet. He has a 2.06 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 47/16 K/BB ratio in 56 2/3 innings (one start, 30 relief appearances) this season.
Jul 10 - 5:32 PM

Mike Montgomery will start against the Royals on Sunday.

With Taijuan Walker hitting the disabled list with tendinitis in his right foot, Montgomery will move up from the bullpen for a spot start. He has done a nice job in relief this season, pitching to a 2.15 ERA and 44/16 K/BB ratio across 50 1/3 innings. Against an up-and-down Royals team, one could do worse for a streaming option.
Jul 6 - 5:55 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
3David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Javier Baez
3Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
3Chris Coghlan
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Justin Grimm
5Mike Montgomery
6Trevor Cahill
7Travis Wood
8Carl Edwards Jr.
9Joe Nathan
10Zac Rosscup