Diamondbacks Sign Jordan Montgomery On 1-Year, $25 Million Deal: REPORT

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Andrew Powell Sports and Entertainment Blogger
Font Size:

Okay … so the D-Backs obviously aren’t going anywhere in terms of World Series contention.

The Arizona Diamondbacks and left-handed pitcher Jordan Montgomery have agreed on a one-year, $25 million deal with a vesting player option for a potential second campaign, according to a Tuesday night report from ESPN.

Last season, the D-Backs won the National League championship, with this move upgrading their chances to win the Fall Classic this year — a move that sees Arizona stealing Montgomery away from the Texas Rangers, the team who beat them in the 2023 World Series. (RELATED: Miami Dolphins Make Offer To Odell Beckham Jr. In Outright Confusing Move, But I’m All For It)

It was expected that Montgomery’s market would be high after a dominant showing last season, and that’s exactly what happened with a $25 million deal, with the player option potentially being for $20 million.

In the 2023 campaign, Montgomery threw for a career-best 3.20 ERA in 188⅔ innings, with the last 67⅔ being with the Rangers following a trade at the deadline from the St. Louis Cardinals. That dominance would continue in the playoffs, with Montgomery throwing seven shutout innings against the Tampa Bay Rays in the wild-card round. In the ALCS, he continued with 14 hot innings, eventually leading to the Rangers winning the World Series.

Zac Gallen, Merrill Kelly, Brandon Pfaadt and now here we are with the addition of Jordan Montgomery … the Diamondbacks’ rotation is stacked. And just imagine if Eduardo Rodriguez didn’t get injured.

Lord have mercy, Arizona is working with a monster!