Could Jordan Montgomery, 31, who pitched brilliantly this postseason to lead the Texas Rangers to their first championship in franchise history, be headed back to his hometown team?
The New York Yankees are considering signing Montgomery, who is in free agency, according to John Heyman of the New York Post.
Montgomery was a fourth-round pick of the Yankees in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft. He also played for the Yankees from 2017 until the middle of last year.
Montgomery was then traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in August last year, before being traded back to the Texas Rangers in July, where he became a World Series-winning pitcher.
Just a year and four months ago, Montgomery was a member of the New York Yankees. However, Montgomery’s status is much different than it was a year and four months ago.
In 11 games with Texas, Montgomery pitched 67 2/3 innings, going 4-2 with a 2.79 ERA. He struck out 58 batters.
He was also brilliant in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series (ALCS) against the Houston Astros, which went to seven games, with two wins and a 1.29 ERA.
As a result, Montgomery is rated as a top-five pitcher on the free agent market. It will take over $100 million to land him. 보스토토
The New York Yankees are currently trying to sign Yoshinobu Yamamoto. They are also looking to trade Juan Soto and sign Cody Bellinger.
However, 14 teams have expressed interest in Yamamoto, so the Yankees will likely turn to Montgomery if the Yamamoto deal doesn’t work out.