Report: Unlucky Dodgers star to sign with NL West rival

Jordan Montgomery will sign with the Dodgers’ NL West rival, the Diamondbacks, according to reports.
The final key free agent has officially signed. According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, left-handed pitcher Jordan Montgomery signed a free agency contract with the Dodgers’ NL West foe, the Arizona Diamondbacks, on Tuesday.

According to Jon Heyman of the New York Post, the contract is for one year and $25 million, with a $25 million vesting option for the second year.

This is the final significant free agency deal of the summer, and another high-profile star is headed to the National League West.

The Dodgers made the first major splashes of the offseason, signing Shohei Ohtani, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Teoscar Hernández, and dealing for Tyler Glasnow, but their NL West competitors have

The San Francisco Giants signed Blake Snell and Matt Chapman late in free agency; the San Diego Padres traded for Dylan Cease; and the Diamondbacks, who were active earlier in the winter, made the final big splash with Montgomery.

Montgomery joins ace Zac Gallen and free agent addition Eduardo Rodriguez, who will begin the season on the disabled list.

Montgomery was a significant player in the Texas Rangers’ World Series run, going 3-1 with a 2.90 ERA. In the regular season, he recorded a 3.20 ERA for the Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Montgomery’s lifetime ERA versus the Dodgers is 5.91 in 10.2 innings thrown.

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