Mike Montgomery (baseball)

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Mike Montgomery
Tampa Bay Rays – No. 31
Pitcher
Born: (1989-07-01) July 1, 1989 (age 25)
Valencia, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Michael P. Montgomery (born July 1, 1989) is a pitcher in the Tampa Bay Rays organization. Montgomery was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the first round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. He was at one time considered one of the top prospects in baseball.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Kansas City Royals[edit]

Montgomery was rated the Royals sixth-best prospect by MLB.com. His career to date has been something of a disappointment by some, however. In 2012 he posted a combined record of 5-12 in 27 starts while splitting the season between the Royals Double A and Triple A clubs.[2] On November 20, 2012 the Royals added Montgomery to the 40-man roster in anticipation of the upcoming Rule 5 Draft of Minor League players.[2]

Tampa Bay Rays[edit]

On December 9, 2012 Montgomery was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays (along with Jake Odorizzi, Patrick Leonard and Wil Myers) in exchange for James Shields and Wade Davis.[3] He was optioned to AAA on 3/11/13.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baseball America 2011 Top 100 Prospects
  2. ^ a b Kaegel, Dick (20 November 2012). "Royals make moves to finalize 40-man roster". MLB.com via KC Royals website. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Rays deal Shields to Royals for Myers, prospects

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