Mariners acquire LHP Mike Montgomery from Tampa Bay in exchange for RHP Erasmo Ramirez

Montgomery went 10-5 with a 4.29 ERA in 25 starts with AAA Durham last season

PEORIA, Ariz. - Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced tonight the club has acquired left-handed pitcher Mike Montgomery from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for right-handed pitcher Erasmo Ramirez.

 

Montgomery, 25, was on the 40-man roster of the Tampa Bay Rays and was still on the spring roster at the time of the trade. He has used 2 of his 3 options heading into the 2015 season.

 

Last season he won a career-high 10 games with Triple-A Durham, ranking 2nd in the International League in wins. He named a midseason All-Star and helped lead the Bulls to the International League Championship Series for the second consecutive season.

 

The Southern California native (Santa Clarita, CA) has appeared in 155 career minor league games (150 starts) in the Royals (2008-12) and Rays (2013-14) organizations. He was originally selected by Kansas City as a supplemental first-round pick in the 2008 June Draft (36th overall). He was acquired by the Rays prior to the 2013 season as part of a seven player trade involving RHP James Shields, RHP Wade Davis and OF Wil Myers.

 

He has made 6 relief appearances in spring games with the Rays, posting a 2.38 ERA (3 ER, 11.1 IP) with 9 strikeouts and 2 walks. Montgomery was rated by Baseball America and MLB.com as one of the top 50 prospects in baseball as recently as the 2012 season. He has been voted by Baseball America as having the best changeup in his organization in each of the last four seasons (2013-14 with TB, 2011-12 with KC).

 

Ramirez, 24, has appeared in 47 games (35 starts) over the last three seasons with the Mariners. The right-handed pitcher is out of options heading into the 2015 season. The native of Rivas, Nicaragua was originally signed as a non-drafted free agent on Sept. 1, 2007.

                                                 

MONTGOMERY's PLAYING RECORD

 

YEAR

CLUB

W-L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SHO

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

WP

BK

2008

AZL Royals

2-1

1.69

12

9

0

0

0

42.2

31

12

8

2

1

12

34

4

0

2009

Burlington

2-3

2.17

12

12

0

0

0

58.0

42

19

14

1

2

24

52

4

1

 

Wilmington

4-1

2.25

9

9

0

0

0

52.0

38

15

13

0

3

12

46

5

0

2010

Wilmington

2-0

1.09

4

4

0

0

0

24.2

14

5

3

0

0

4

33

2

0

 

Northwest Arkansas

5-4

3.47

13

13

0

0

0

59.2

56

31

23

4

4

26

48

9

1

 

AZL Royals

0-1

1.04

3

3

0

0

0

8.2

6

1

1

0

2

1

7

0

0

2011

Omaha

5-11

5.32

28

27

0

0

0

150.2

157

95

89

15

7

69

129

14

1

2012

Omaha

3-6

5.69

17

17

1

0

0

91.2

110

74

58

12

3

43

67

4

1

 

Northwest Arkansas

2-6

6.67

10

10

0

0

0

58.0

69

44

43

12

3

21

44

5

0

2013

Durham

7-8

4.72

20

19

1

0

0

108.2

111

65

57

9

6

48

77

15

0

 

Charlotte

0-1

6.23

2

2

0

0

0

8.2

9

7

6

0

1

3

10

3

0

2014

Durham

10-5

4.29

25

25

0

0

0

126.0

117

68

60

9

5

48

98

11

1

Minor Lg Totals

42-47

4.28

155

150

2

0

0

789.1

760

436

375

64

37

311

645

76

5

 

RAMIREZ's PLAYING RECORD

 

YEAR

CLUB

W-L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SHO

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

WP

BK

2008

VSL Mariners

4-1

2.86

13

11

1

0

0

63.0

67

23

20

2

2

9

46

5

2

2009

VSL Mariners

11-1

0.51

14

13

0

0

0

88.0

54

10

5

1

7

5

80

4

0

2010

Clinton

10-4

2.97

26

23

1

0

1

151.2

142

63

50

13

13

21

117

2

0

2011

Jackson

7-6

4.73

19

19

0

0

0

110.1

127

74

58

10

8

19

81

5

0

 

Tacoma

3-2

5.10

7

7

0

0

0

42.1

51

27

24

4

2

13

35

0

0

2012

SEATTLE

1-3

3.36

16

8

0

0

0

59.0

47

26

22

6

3

12

48

0

0

 

Tacoma

6-3

3.72

15

15

0

0

0

77.1

81

45

32

5

4

18

58

8

0

2013

Jackson

0-0

1.80

1

1

0

0

0

5.0

3

2

1

0

0

2

3

0

0

 

Tacoma

3-3

3.09

7

7

0

0

0

43.2

43

17

15

4

1

14

42

0

0

 

SEATTLE

5-3

4.98

14

13

0

0

0

72.1

79

44

40

12

3

26

57

0

0

 

Everett

0-0

1.69

1

1

0

0

0

5.1

6

2

1

0

0

1

10

1

0

2014

SEATTLE

1-6

5.26

17

14

0

0

0

75.1

82

44

44

13

6

34

60

3

0

 

High Desert

0-1

7.50

1

1

0

0

0

6.0

8

6

5

2

0

2

7

0

0

 

Tacoma

6-5

3.65

15

14

0

0

0

86.1

92

43

35

8

4

13

67

9

0

Minor Lg Totals

50-26

3.26

119

112

2

0

1

679.0

674

312

246

49

41

117

546

34

2

ML Totals

7-12

4.62

47

35

0

0

0

206.2

208

114

106

31

12

72

165

3

0