The St. Louis Cardinals are busy rounding out the rest of their Opening Day roster for 2023, but Friday was also an important day for roster construction for all 30 teams around baseball. Teams around the league settled arbitration contracts with a number of key young players, including the Cardinals.
St. Louis reached an arbitration settlement figure with starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery.
MLB insider Robert Murray first reported the news on Friday morning, indicating Montgomery and the Cardinals settled at $10 million for one year.
Montgomery spent the first 5.5 years of his MLB career with the New York Yankees before the Cardinals swapped him and center fielder Harrison Bader in a mid-season trade in 2022. Montgomery dominated in his new uniform, pitching to a 3.11 ERA across 11 starts.
St. Louis heads into the season with Montgomery as a third or fourth option in the starting rotation, alongside Jack Flaherty, Miles Mikolas, Adam Wainwright and Steven Matz.
The Cardinals hold early +2500 odds to win the 2023 World Series on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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