Texas Rangers Have One "Big Priority" This Offseason

The Texas Rangers are keen on bringing back left-hander Jordan Montgomery for the 2023 season, recognizing the substantial impact he's had on the team.

Montgomery has proven himself as a top-tier starting pitcher, particularly over the last three seasons. His tenure with the Rangers, following a mid-season trade from the St. Louis Cardinals, has been especially noteworthy.

Montgomery's performance in 2023 was impressive, marking him as a very impactful player.

During his time with the Rangers, he achieved a 2.79 ERA in 11 regular-season starts and continued his strong performance in the postseason with a 2.90 ERA over six games.

This exceptional form is a significant reason why the Rangers are prioritizing his re-signing.

His ability to limit walks, demonstrated by a 4.9% walk rate with the Rangers, combined with a solid 43.2% groundball rate, places him among the top performers in the league.

Overall, Montgomery's last three seasons have been solid. Splitting his time between the New Yorl Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, and Rangers from 2021-2023, he has posted a 3.48 ERA, making at least 30 starts in each of those seasons.

This consistency and endurance, with over 500 innings pitched in the last three years, highlight his value as a reliable workhorse for any playoff-caliber team.

Given these achievements, the Rangers' interest in retaining Montgomery is a logical step in strengthening their roster for future success​. Photo Credit:  Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports