Royals pitching prospect Mike Montgomery was demoted from Triple-A Omaha to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
Montgomery is in the middle of his second straight disappointing season at the Triple-A level, posting a 5.69 ERA and 67/43 K/BB ratio over 91 2/3 innings. Ranked as the game’s No. 23 prospect over the winter by Baseball America, he has been knocked around for 16 runs in 12 1/3 innings over his last three starts. Perhaps getting away from the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League will improve his confidence and get his career back on track.