The New York Yankees signed left-handed pitcher Jordan Montgomery to a one-year contract worth $535,000 on Wednesday. A native of Sumter, S.C., Montgomery has joined the Yankees starting rotation and was the Yankees starting pitcher on Wednesday when they hosted the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium in New York.
Montgomery pitched four and two-thirds innings and got a no-decision in an 8-4 Yankees win. In 89 pitches, Montgomery gave up five hits, two earned runs and two walks with seven strikeouts.
After his Major League Baseball debut, Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced that Montgomery would get another start. He would be projected to start next against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium on Monday.
The Yankees' four-run win over the Rays on Wednesday was part of a three-game sweep for New York. After a slow start where the Yankees only won one of their first five games, they have rebounded nicely with four wins in a row. The Yankees are currently tied for second place with the Boston Red Sox in the American League East. Both the Yankees and Red Sox have identical records of five wins and four losses and are a game and a half back of the first place Baltimore Orioles. The Yankees play the St. Louis Cardinals in New York this weekend. Sunday's game is seen nationally throughout the United States on ESPN.