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Mark Montgomery | Relief Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/30/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Tigers signed RHP Mark Montgomery to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
The former Yankees prospect had a nice season at Triple-A in the Cardinals' organization in 2017, holding a 2.43 ERA and 73/15 K/BB ratio over 66 2/3 innings. Montgomery will try to win a bullpen spot in spring training. Mon, Nov 13, 2017 11:21:00 AM

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Cardinals signed RHP Mark Montgomery to a minor league contract.

The deal happened shortly after he was released by the Yankees just before Opening Day. Montgomery was once thought of as a potential closer of the future in New York but has battled control issues. Still, he has a career 11.9 K/9 rate in the minors and a 16/1 K/BB ratio over his first 10 1/3 relief innings this season at Triple-A Memphis. The 26-year-old is a nice depth addition for St. Louis.
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 09:55:00 AM

Yankees released RHP Mark Montgomery.

It wasn't long ago that Montgomery looked like a potential future closer candidate for the Yankees. But, he's 26 now and has yet to debut in the majors even though he struck out 63 over 45 2/3 innings between Double- and Triple-A last season. Some club figures to scoop Montgomery up quickly.
Fri, Mar 31, 2017 11:20:00 AM

Yankees prospect RHP Mark Montgomery picked up his first save of the season on Thursday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Montgomery allowed a hit and walk while striking out two batters en route to a two-inning save. The 23-year-old was considered a potential ninth-inning replacement for Mariano Rivera after saving 15 games with a 1.54 ERA and 99/22 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 64.1 innings in 2012. However, he dealt with an injury for part of the 2013 season and ultimately took a step backwards at Triple-A, posting a 3.38 ERA and 59/25 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 45 1/3 frames. So long as he can stay healthy this year, Montgomery could emerge as a late-inning weapon out of the Yankees' bullpen by season's end.
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 02:01:00 PM

Yankees reassigned RHP Mark Montgomery and LHP Matt Tracy to minor league camp.

Neither had a shot at an Opening Day roster spot, but Montgomery has a shot to crack the big league bullpen at some point this season. One the better relief prospects in the game, the righty has posted a 1.65 ERA with 150 strikeouts over his first 92 2/3 pro innings.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 06:09:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1James McCann
2Derek Norris
3Grayson Greiner
4Brayan Peña
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2Chad Huffman
3Edwin Espinal
2B1Dixon Machado
2Niko Goodrum
3Ronny Rodriguez
4Alexi Amarista
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Sergio Alcantara
3Pete Kozma
3B1Jeimer Candelario
LF1Mikie Mahtook
2Victor Reyes
3Jason Krizan
CF1Leonys Martin
2JaCoby Jones
3Kenny Wilson
RF1Nicholas Castellanos
2Michael Gerber
3Jim Adduci
DH1Victor Martinez
2John Hicks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Michael Fulmer
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Daniel Norris
4Matt Boyd
5Mike Fiers
6Buck Farmer
7Chad Bell
8Artie Lewicki
9Ryan Carpenter
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shane Greene
2Alex Wilson
3Blaine Hardy
4Warwick Saupold
5Daniel Stumpf
6Drew VerHagen
7Joe Jimenez
8Johnny Barbato
9Mark Montgomery
10Jairo Labourt
11Enrique Burgos
12Travis Wood
13Gerson Moreno
14Eduardo Jimenez