Dalton Monts Heads to Chicago

KANSAS CITY – Kansas City Monarchs pitcher Dalton Monts has been signed to the Chicago Cubs and will join the double-A affiliate Tennessee Smokies. “I want to thank the Monarchs for letting me hone my skills this past year and some change. I’ll be forever grateful to have played for my hometown team.” Monts said Thursday.

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Manager Joe Calfapietra commented on the recent sighing of his now former pitcher. “There’s no doubt Dalton is deserving of this opportunity, I really feel by watching him that he could move up the ladder, not just a situational role, but in that middle role as a left-hander, he could really be effective, and truly have an opportunity to make some headway.”

Monts, a 15th-round draft pick by Tampa Bay in 2016, owns a career 3.57 ERA and walked just 2.7 batters per nine innings over six years of affiliated MLB baseball. He spent 2022 at Triple-A Durham in the Rays organization before arriving in Kansas City. 

Kansas City will play Winnipeg on Thursday night for their home opener at Legends Field. Tickets and information are available at monarchsbaseball.com.

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