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Mike Montgomery | Relief Pitcher | #38

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / KC
Contract: view contract details

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Mike Montgomery will take Jon Lester's (shoulder) spot in the Cubs' rotation.
Lester is only expected to miss 1-2 starts, so it would appear Montgomery is guaranteed only an outing in Cincinnati next week. He's posted a 3.64 ERA and 77/45 K/BB ratio over 96 1/3 innings across 35 appearances -- eight starts -- for the Cubbies this season. Montgomery is worth scooping up in deep leagues. Aug 18 - 12:46 PM

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Mike Montgomery pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings in relief of an injured Jon Lester Thursday against the Reds.

Montgomery gave the Cubs a chance to come back, though they still fell a little short in the end. He'll probably rejoin the rotation next week if Lester needs to go on the disabled list.
Aug 17 - 6:27 PM

Cubs' manager Joe Maddon announced Saturday that Mike Montgomery has been moved back to the bullpen effective immediately.

With Kyle Hendricks set to return on Monday, Montgomery will move back to his flexible role in the bullpen. The 28-year-old southpaw boasts a 3.83 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 65/38 K/BB ratio over 80 innings on the season.
Jul 22 - 2:00 PM

Mike Montgomery tossed six innings of one-run ball Wednesday in the Cubs' 8-2 win over the Braves.

Montgomery was terrific, yielding just two hits and one walk while striking out five as the Cubs moved to 6-0 since the All-Star break. One of the two hits was a solo shot by Ender Inciarte in the bottom of the sixth inning, but that was the only blemish in the afternoon outing and Montgomery hit a homer of his own in the fifth -- the first of his career. Montgomery had struggled over his last four starts, so this was an encouraging rebound. He'll get the White Sox at Wrigley Field next.
Jul 19 - 3:25 PM

Mike Montgomery struggled in a no-decision against the Orioles on Friday, surrendering four runs on five hits in 4 1/3 innings of work.

The left-hander fanned two and walked two. After being staked to an early 8-0 lead, Montgomery allowed the O's to chip away and get back in the game with single runs in the third and fourth innings and three more in the fifth. He'll stick in the rotation for at least one more start, taking on the Braves in Atlanta on Wednesday.
Jul 14 - 11:40 PM

Mike Montgomery could be available out of the bullpen Sunday against the Pirates.

Montgomery last started on Thursday and could substitute his usual bullpen session for a relief appearance. With Kyle Hendricks slated to return from the DL shortly after the break, Montgomery may soon be transitioning to the bullpen full-time.
Jul 8 - 9:38 PM

Mike Montgomery was lit up for seven runs over just 2 1/3 frames in Thursday’s loss to the Brewers.

Yikes. Montgomery has pitched quite well since going into the Cubs’ rotation, but he obviously didn’t have it in this one. The left-hander allowed six hits and walked a pair, finally getting pulled after allowing five straight to reach with one out in the third. Montgomery should have some leash on a rotation spot, but he can’t afford more outings like this with the trade deadline looming.
Jul 6 - 5:55 PM

Mike Montgomery suffered his second straight loss after giving up four runs in 6 2/3 innings Friday against the Reds.

The big blow was a three-run homer off the bat of Adam Duvall in the fourth inning. It was just the third home run allowed by Montgomery all season. The southpaw fanned seven and walked a pair in the loss. He’ll bring a 2.80 ERA into a projected start against the Brewers next week.
Jun 30 - 10:43 PM

Mike Montgomery yielded four hits and three unearned runs over six innings Sunday in the Cubs’ loss to the Marlins.

All three runs and three of the Marlins’ four hits off Montgomery came in the first inning. That inning was keyed by a costly throwing error by shortstop Addison Russell. Montgomery was terrific once he escaped the first and retired 10 straight hitters to end his outing. The left-hander has done a nice job since moving to the starting rotation, producing a stellar 1.06 ERA over his last three appearances. He’ll get the ball again Friday at Cincinnati.
Jun 25 - 7:31 PM

Mike Montgomery fired six scoreless innings in Tuesday's victory over the Padres.

Montgomery struck out four on the night while allowing just three hits and a pair of walks. He needed just 75 pitches to navigate through six innings before Joe Maddon turned the ball over to his bullpen. The left-hander has excelled in his transition to the rotation and now owns a sparkling 2.26 ERA and 1.24 WHIP on the season. He'll do battle against the Marlins his next time out on Sunday in Miami.
Jun 20 - 11:14 PM

Mike Montgomery surrendered three runs -- two earned -- in five innings of work and took a no-decision against the Mets on Wednesday.

He left the game in line for the win but his bullpen blew that lead and more in the loss. He gave up six hits (all singles) and one free pass while striking out four batters in the contest. This was his second start after making 18 appearances in relief. He owns a cool 2.56 ERA with 35 strikeouts and 24 walks in 45 2/3 innings.
Jun 14 - 10:37 PM

Mike Montgomery allowed two runs over four frames in Friday's loss to the Rockies.

He struck out five over his four innings and yielded just three hits, but Montgomery walked three and served up a two-run homer to Ryan Hanigan. It's sounding like Montgomery could be headed back to the bullpen now, as Kyle Hendricks (hand) is due back next week.
Jun 9 - 6:16 PM

Mike Montgomery will start Friday's game against the Rockies.

He'll be filling in for Kyle Hendricks, who was placed on the disabled list with right hand tendinitis. Hendricks should return after a minimum DL stint, so this may be the only start Montgomery ends up making. The left-hander has been used exclusively out of the pen this year, though he went 1-1 with a 3.28 ERA over seven starts last season.
Jun 8 - 5:30 PM

Mike Montgomery recorded another save with 3 1/3 scoreless innings of relief Monday against the Marlins.

Just as in his previous save May 25, Montgomery took over for Eddie Butler in the sixth and finished the game from there. He's pitched 36 2/3 innings out of the pen with a 2.21 ERA to date.
Jun 6 - 12:52 AM

Mike Montgomery pitched four scoreless innings for a save against the Giants on Thursday.

Montgomery came into a 2-1 game and stayed in as the Cubs added three insurances runs. It was his first career save. He's now thrown 31 2/3 innings this year, putting him on an incredibly high pace for a reliever. The Cubs could back off him or some or they still could transition him into the rotation at some point.
May 25 - 5:37 PM

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C1Willson Contreras
2Rene Rivera
3Alex Avila
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Ian Happ
CF1Albert Almora
2Jon Jay
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Jose Quintana
3Jake Arrieta
4Kyle Hendricks
5John Lackey
6Mike Montgomery
Relief Pitcher
R1Wade Davis
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Justin Wilson
4Pedro Strop
5Hector Rondon
6Koji Uehara
7Brian Duensing
8Justin Grimm
9Felix Pena
10Rob Zastryzny