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Dodgers Sign Veteran Left-Hander Mike Montgomery, Will Report to AAA

The Dodgers reportedly added a World Series champion on Tuesday with the signing of lefty reliever Mike Montgomery to a minor league deal. He will report to Triple-A Oklahoma City. OKC broadcaster Alex Freedman first reported the move along with the news of the signing of veteran outfielder Kole Calhoun.

With a little bit of that Mark Prior magic, this could prove to be a big signing for LA. Montgomery hasn’t pitched in a MLB game since 2020 and spent time bouncing around the minor leagues with both New York teams and even had a stint in Korea with the Samsung Lions in 2021. At his best, the 32-year-old is a World Series champion left-handed reliever and someone that could help the Dodgers this season.

Over parts of 6 MLB seasons, Montgomery owns a 3.84 ERA over 183 games. He’s started and pitched in relief in his career but has been most successful coming out of the bullpen (3.16 ERA over 114 games). His most dominant stretch came between 2016 and 2018 when he posted a 3.35 ERA for the Seattle Mariners and Chicago Cubs.

He was on the mound when the Cubs recorded their final out to bring home their first World Series title in more than a century.

Montgomery will join the Triple-A OKC roster alongside fellow lefty relievers Justin Bruihl and Adam Kolarek.

Clint Pasillas

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