Kyeong Kang, with the Biscuits the last two seasons, says he's starting this year back at high-Class A Charlotte and hopes to quickly return to Montgomery.
With Kang, 25, staying down, that likely means 22-year-old Todd Glaesmann will break camp with the Biscuits.
"There are so many young guys out here, and they're playing well," Kang said. "Last year, I started the season really good, but then I (went down) a little bit. I have to work to get back and try to stay up there."
Kang hit a combined .253 with 25 home runs the last two years for the Biscuits. But his average fell 20 points and he had 50 more strikeouts last year in just 29 more at-bats.
"They're saying we'll see how it goes the first month and, if anything changes, I'll probably go back to Double-A," Kang said.
Glaesmann was Tampa Bay's 2012 minor league player of the year after hitting .285 with 21 home runs between Class A Bowling Green and Charlotte.
Montgomery's other outfielders are expected to be Mikie Mahtook, Kevin Kiermaier and Ty Morrison. The three have previous Montgomery experience.