The offseason has only just begun, but the Red Sox are wasting no time in attempting to expand their roster.
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The Red Sox reportedly spoke with starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery’s agent during GM meetings in Arizona, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network. Montgomery is one of several talented free agent starters this offseason.
Montgomery spent time with two organizations this past season: the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers. He posted a 3.42 ERA and a 1.248 WHIP in 121 innings pitched with the Cardinals before being dealt at the trade deadline to Texas, where he posted a 2.79 ERA and a 1.094 WHIP in 11 starts.
Montgomery became a household name for his heroics this past postseason. He posted a 2.90 ERA with a 1.35 WHIP en route to a playoff run that culminated in a World Series championship.
Red Sox fans may recognize Montgomery from his days with the Yankees, the team he pitched for the first six seasons of his career. He posted a 3.94 ERA and a 1.231 WHIP during his time in pinstripes before being traded to the Cardinals in 2022.
During his introductory press conference, new chief baseball officer Craig Breslow indicated he wants to help fix the Red Sox’ inconsistent rotation.
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