Mets sign LHP Mike Montgomery & RHP Tommy Hunter to Minor League contracts

February 14th, 2021

FLUSHING, N.Y. -- The New York Mets today announced that the club has signed LHP Mike Montgomery and RHP Tommy Hunter to Minor League contracts and invited both to Major League Spring Training.

Montgomery, 31, has posted a 3.84 career ERA (231 earned runs/541.0 innings) during his six-year Major League career with the Mariners, Cubs and Royals. He has appeared in 183 Major League games and made 70 career starts.

The 6-5, 220-pounder recorded the final out of the 2016 World Series, helping the Cubs clinch their first championship in 108 years.

Montgomery pitched in three games for Kanas City in 2020, making one start, and went 3-9 with a 4.95 ERA (50 earned runs/91.0 innings) in 33 combined games, 13 starts with the Cubs and Royals in 2019.

Hunter, 34, has pitched 13 years in the Majors with the Rangers, Orioles, Cubs, Indians, Rays and Phillies.

The 6-3, 250-pounder is 56-45 with 22 saves and a 4.08 ERA (391 earned runs/863.1 innings) in 472 Major League games. He went 0-1 with one save and a 4.01 ERA (11 earned runs/24.2 innings) in 24 contests with Philadelphia in 2020.