Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:05:21 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays acquired SP Erasmo Ramirez from the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, March 31, in exchange for P Mike Montgomery.
Fantasy Tip: Ramirez is likely to open the season in Tampa Bay's rotation with several injuries to frontline starters. At just $3,000 (or 6.0% of cap) Ramirez could be a sneaky low-end FantasyScore option if he makes a couple of starts early in the season.
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:27:11 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays general manager Andrew Friedman indicated Tuesday, April 8, that SPs Nathan Karns and Mike Montgomery have an outside chance to replace injured SP Matt Moore (elbow) in the starting rotation. However, SP Erik Bedard and RP Cesar Ramos are each considered the co-leaders at the moment.
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 11:04:54 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays optioned SPs Alex Colome, Mike Montgomery and Felipe Rivero and RPs Frank De Los Santos and Enny Romero to the minors Monday, March 11.
Sat, 02 Mar 2013 10:50:56 -0800
The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to terms with the following players on one-year contracts: Ps Chris Archer, Alex Cobb, Alex Colome, Frank De Los Santos, Brandon Gomes, Brandon Guyer, Josh Lueke, Jake McGee, Mike Montgomery, Jake Odorizzi, Cesar Ramos, Felipe Rivero, Enny Romero and Alexander Torres, Cs Robinson Chirinos, Chris Gimenez, Jose Lobaton and Stephen Vogt, INFs Tim Beckham and Hak-Ju Lee and OF Desmond Jennings. They have also renewed the contract of SP Jeremy Hellickson. As a result, all members of the team's 40-man roster are now under contract for the 2013 season.
Sun, 09 Dec 2012 20:46:13 -0800
The Tampa Bay Rays acquired pitching prospects Mike Montgomery and Jake Odorizzi from the Kansas City Royals Sunday, Dec. 9, along with OF Wil Myers and 3B Patrick Leonard, for Ps James Shields and Wade Davis.
Fantasy Tip: Myers has a chance to start the season in Tampa Bay, but the arbitration clock starts ticking as soon as he plays his first game in the majors. He is talented, and worth a look in the middle rounds of AL-only re-draft leagues, especially if he has a strong spring. Many might overvalue Myers in mixed leagues, especially since the possibility exists he might start out in the minors and you might have to wait a while on him similar to Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper last season. He is an obvious must-have in long-term keeper leagues, as is Odorizzi. He could also be a nice stash for AL owners for a mid- to late-season call-up. Montgomery and Leonard will need more seasoning in the minors and aren't worth drafting at this time.
Sun, 09 Dec 2012 20:42:03 -0800
The Kansas City Royals acquired SP James Shields and P Wade Davis from the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, Dec. 9, for minor-league prospect OF Wil Myers, minor-league 3B Patrick Leonard and minor-league Ps Jake Odorizzi and Mike Montgomery.
Fantasy Tip: Shields loses a little fantasy value going from a perennial contender to a perennial doormat, but he'll still be a solid option for the middle of a fantasy rotation option worthy of a middle-round pick in mixed formats on draft day, and an early-round option in AL-only formats.
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 14:12:41 -0800
The Kansas City Royals added Ps John Lamb, Mike Montgomery, Chris Dwyer, Donnie Joseph, Justin Marks and Juan Gutierrez to their 40-man roster Tuesday, Nov. 20, in order to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft. As a result, Ps Vin Mazzaro, Chris Volstad and Ryan Verdugo, Cs Brayan Pena and Adam Moore, 1B Clint Robinson and OF Derrick Robinson were designated for assignment. Backup C Brett Hayes reached a one-year, $600,000 deal Tuesday.
Wed, 11 Jul 2012 05:30:07 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Mike Montgomery was demoted from Triple-A Omaha to Double-A Northwest Arkansas. P Chris Dwyer was promoted to Omaha.
Mon, 25 Jun 2012 17:02:25 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Everett Teaford is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Omaha to start against the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, June 27. SP Doug Davis, Jake Odorizzi and Mike Montgomery are candidates to join the rotation, too. SP Luis Mendoza may be best used as a reliever, and SP Vin Mazzaro was sent to the bullpen over the weekend. SP Jonathan Sanchez will remain in the rotation for now. Odorizzi and Montgomery are on the backburner for now, but one or both could come up after the All-Star break.
Fri, 25 May 2012 06:58:50 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Mike Montgomery is 2-1 with a 4.38 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP at Triple-A Omaha. He has allowed 24 walks and struck out 36 in 51 1/3 innings.