MLB Rumors: AL East Team "Has The Edge" For Jordan Montgomery

The Boston Red Sox are clearly emerging as frontrunners in the race to sign left-handed pitcher Jordan Montgomery.

Amidst a relatively quiet offseason marked by restrained spending, the Red Sox seem to have a distinct advantage in securing Montgomery for their rotation.

Speculation has intensified as Montgomery has spent his offseason training in Boston, fueling rumors that he could be a perfect fit for the team's pitching needs, according to Mark Powell.

This proximity has not only heightened expectations but also positioned the Red Sox at the forefront of negotiations.

Despite finishing last in the AL East for consecutive seasons, the Red Sox appear poised to make a significant statement with the potential addition of Montgomery.

Over his first six MLB seasons, spent with the Yankees, the 31-year-old posted a 3.94 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, with 478 strikeouts across 502.2 innings and 98 appearances.

Since leaving the Yankees, Montgomery's game has soared to new heights, recording a 3.20 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, with 166 strikeouts across 188.2 innings and 32 starts.

Rival executives are reportedly viewing Boston as the frontrunner in the pursuit of Montgomery, indicating that a deal could be imminent.

The reported interest in Montgomery comes at a crucial juncture for the Red Sox, with pressure mounting from players like Rafael Devers for improvements to elevate the team's performance. Photo Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports