He was not satisfied with the signing of Max Scherzer. The Texas Rangers once again moved aggressively.
The Texas team announced on the 31st (Korean time) that it had traded with the St. Louis Cardinals for left-handed pitcher Jordan Montgomery (31) and right-handed pitcher Chris Stratton (33). Montgomery went 6-9 with a 3.42 ERA in 21 starts this season. Among the starting resources remaining in the trade market, it was highly popular, but Texas, which acquired Scherzer through a trade the day before, boldly pressed the recruitment button.
Texas is highly likely to advance to the postseason (PS) as it ranks first in the American League West Division (60-45). However, the number of rides against the Houston Astros (59-47), which are second in the district, was 1.5 games, so they actively moved in the trade market. Stratton has appeared in the bullpen in 42 games this season, recording an average ERA of 4.36 with 1 win, 1 loss, 4 holds and 1 save.
Both Montgomery and Stratton are scheduled to be released as free agents (FA) after the season, so it may be a somewhat unreasonable investment, but they actively moved. Texas will receive an additional portion of international signing bonuses from St. Louis. According to the Dallas Morning News, a local Texas media outlet, St. Louis closer Jordan Hicks was also considered, but Hicks was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays.스포츠토토
St. Louis, who lost both the starter and the bullpen, will receive left-handed bullpen John King (29), right-handed pitcher TK Robbie (22), and infielder Thomas Seojessi (21).
King, who is in his fourth year in the big leagues, started 15 games this season as a professional bullpen and recorded an ERA of 5.79. Robbie was a starting resource selected in the third round of the 2020 draft. This season, he struggled a bit with a 5.05 ERA in the Minor League Double A with 2 wins and 3 losses. He was ranked 11th in the Texas Prospect Ranking by MLB.com, the official website of the Major League Baseball (MLB). Seo Je-si produced remarkable results with a batting average of 0.308, 14 home runs and 61 RBIs in the top single A last year. He also played an active role in Double-A this season with a batting average of 0.314, 15 homers and 78 RBIs. He was ranked 14th in MLB.com’s Texas Prospect Rankings.