Cardinals Acquire Yankees LHP Jordan Montgomery

Montgomery, 29, is a big addition to the Cardinals’ rotation. The left-winger, a fourth-round draft pick for the University of South Carolina Yankees in 2014, finished sixth in this year’s AL Rookie with a good debut in 2017, but saw his career derailed by Tommy John’s surgery in the following season. Since 2021, he’s settled as a dependable member of the Yankees’ rotation, posting 3.77 ERAs in 272 innings across 51 starts. While Montgomery’s strike rate has declined this year, so has his gait rate, continuing to maintain his age south at 4.00.

Montgomery is earning a reasonable $6 million this year and is set to receive a raise through arbitration in 2023 before he becomes eligible for free agency. He didn’t necessarily think it was available, but the Yankees just added Frankie Montas To the front of their turn to trade with A’s. Montgomery fits in well with the Cardinals’ rotation, which currently includes Adam Wainwright, Miles Micholas, Dakota Hudson, Junior Andre Balante and the latest addition, Jose Quintana. Steven Matz, who signed as a free agent in November, is out with a knee injury that may require surgery. Former ace Jack Flaherty He won’t be eligible to return from shoulder strain until late August. Looking to 2023, Adam Wainwright He may retire and Quintana could leave as a free agent, but everyone remains in control of the team.

Presently, the Cardinals sit three games at NL Central and come back once from a wild card spot. In addition to Quintana and Montgomery, the Cardinals also added Chris Stratton for their bull by trade. The club has reportedly expressed interest in several starters prior to landing at Montgomery, including Frankie Montas, Jake Odorizi, Tyler Mahley, and Carlos Rodon. Bader developed plantar fasciitis in his right foot in late June, with Dylan Carlson Starting at the center of the field in his absence. Bader is currently in walking shoes due to an injury. The Cardinals clearly felt Carlson could handle the party for at least the remainder of the season. The Cardinals were involved in the Juan Soto case, but it was reported Wasn’t ready To pair Carlson with the best potential clients.

Bader, 28, was born in Bronxville, New York, about 11 miles from Yankee Stadium. He’s been the Cardinals’ primary quarterback since 2018, when he finished sixth in the NL Rookie of the Year vote. Badr was famous for his defense, and he won his first golden glove last year and finished second in the Fielding gives the Bible the vote. Bader + WRC has finished at 93 this year, but has been in 111 over 526 board appearances from 2020-21. Badr, one of the fastest quarterbacks in the game, was limited to 103 games in 2021 due to a forearm strain and a rib fracture.

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