Red Sox-Jordan Montgomery Rumors Take Big Next Step

The Boston Red Sox are still in the running for free-agent left-handed starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery.

Oct 28, 2023; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery (52) throws
Oct 28, 2023; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery (52) throws / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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The Boston Red Sox are still in the market for starting pitching as they don’t have a bonafide ace ahead of Opening Day. 

The Red Sox surprisingly traded multiple-time All-Star Chris Sale to the Atlanta Braves in December for young infielder Vaughn Grissom but haven’t filled his spot yet. Boston also signed Lucas Giolito in the offseason, but he’s coming off a rough 2023 campaign.

Nonetheless, the Sox desperately could use a quality arm to lead their starting rotation. The good news for them is there are still a couple of top-tier starting pitchers available in free agency. 

Red Sox Rumors: Boston May Get Deal Done With Jordan Montgomery

Peter Gammons reported on Monday morning that an NL executive told him that the Red Sox and Scott Boras had a “good meeting recently,” and a deal may eventually get done on Jordan Montgomery.

Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reported Sunday that the Los Angeles Angels are also interested in Montgomery, and it “seems Boston is waiting for his price tag to come down.” 

The Red Sox could use a pitcher of Montgomery’s caliber, who was excellent last season with the Texas Rangers and in the postseason. After getting traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Rangers, Montgomery had a 4-2 record and a 2.79 ERA in 11 regular season starts.

The left-handed starting pitcher continued his tremendous play in the MLB postseason, posting a 3-1 record and a 2.90 ERA in six games (five starts). If the Red Sox have any playoff dreams this season (+285 to make playoffs on FanDuel), they must sign Montgomery. He’s made at least 30 starts over the last three years and would be Boston’s lone southpaw in their starting rotation.

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