‘Serious about PS’ Texas adds Montgomery after Scherzer

By Joohee Kim = The Texas Rangers’ push for the postseason continues.

The Rangers acquired left-handed starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery and right-handed reliever Chris Stratton in a trade with the St. Louis Cardinals, MLB.com reported on Wednesday.

Texas sent pitcher John King, prospect pitcher Tekoa Robbie, and infielder Thomas Suzessi to St. Louis.

It’s a move that shows Texas is serious about fall baseball.

On Oct. 30, Texas acquired three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer in a trade.

Today, they added to their mound strength with another trade.

Montgomery made his big league debut in 2017 and went 34-32 with a 3.77 ERA in 130 career games. This year, he is 6-9 with a 3.42 ERA in 21 games.

Stratton is 1-1 with a 4.36 ERA in 42 appearances this year.

“Both players will help us,” said Texas general manager Chris Young. “Given the situation we were in, we needed to continue to upgrade our starting rotation. “Given the situation we were in, we needed to continue to upgrade our starting rotation.온라인카지노

“Stratton goes right into the bullpen. He’ll be able to take some pressure off some of the younger guys that we’ve been relying on.”

Texas is 60-46 on the season and in first place in the American League West. The team is looking to make its first postseason appearance in seven years in 2016 and is looking to bolster its offense.

The Reds, who lost Montgomery and Stratton to Texas, are at the opposite end of the spectrum.

The Cardinals have been described as a “storied franchise,” but they are 47-60 this season and in last place in the National League Central.

With the prospect of fall baseball slipping away, the Reds have become sellers in the trade market.

St. Louis made a trade with Toronto, sending hard-throwing reliever Jordan Hicks and receiving prospects Shem Roberts and Adam Kloppenstein to invest in the future.