“I’m treating this year like 2017. I’m really going in there and fighting for a spot. I’ve been out for so long that I don’t really think I’m guaranteed anything,” Montgomery remarked on a season which saw him post a 3.88 ERA in 29 starts as a rookie.
“I’ve just been working hard and just having the mentality to go out there and win it back and fight for it and earn it. So there’s where I’m at there, just doing everything I can to show up to spring prepared, strong and as ready as I can be,” Montgomery added on his preparation headed into spring training.