Scherzer Not Enough…Texas Acquires Montgomery from STL

The Texas Rangers continue to add to their roster.

The Rangers have acquired left-hander Jordan Montgomery, 31, via trade from the St. Louis Cardinals, according to ESPN and other local media outlets.

Montgomery is a proven starter with a 34-32 record and 3.77 ERA in 130 appearances over seven seasons in the majors.

바카라사이트 Jordan Montgomery is headed to Texas. Photo via AFPBBNews = News1
Montgomery is 6-9 with a 3.42 ERA in 21 games and 121 innings pitched this season. He has a 1.248 WHIP, 0.9 home runs, 2.6 walks and 8.0 strikeouts per nine innings.

After this season, he will be eligible for free agency with six years of service time. This is effectively a two-month rental. Having previously acquired Max Scherzer, Texas bolstered its starting rotation with the addition of another starter.

At the same time as Montgomery, Texas also acquired right-hander Chris Stratton, 33.

A veteran of 280 career major league games, Stratton has made 42 appearances this season, throwing 53 2/3 innings with a 4.36 ERA and four saves. He has a 1.174 WHIP, 0.7 home runs, 2.9 walks, and 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings.

He is also a short-term rental who is eligible for free agency after this season.

In exchange for the two, Texas will give up infielder Tomas Suzaisi (21), right-hander Tekoa Roby (22), and left-hander John King (29).

Suzeishi, a fifth-round pick in the 2020 draft, batted .314 with a .380 on-base percentage, .514 slugging percentage, 15 home runs and 78 RBIs in 92 games at Double-A this season. He is’s No. 14 prospect in the Rangers organization.

Robbie, a third-round pick in the 2020 draft, was 2-3 with a 5.05 ERA in 10 starts and 46 1/3 innings pitched for the same organization. He is the Rangers’ No. 11 prospect according to

King is an immediate power resource. He has 87 career big league appearances. In 15 games this season, he has pitched 18 2/3 innings with a 5.79 ERA.

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