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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||485.00||16.00||.258||84.00||59.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs St. Louis||15||2||0|| .235|| .133|| .133|
|vs Wainwright (Career)||17||5||1|| .471||.368||.294|
|vs RHP||383||98||11|| .348|| .386|| .256|
|12/26/2014||Steven Souza, RF TB|
Corey Kluber, SP CLE
Miguel Montero, C CHC
|Daniel Norris, SP TOR|
David Dahl, CF COL
Tyler Glasnow, SP PIT
Austin Hedges, C SD
|12/25/2014||Miguel Montero, C CHC||Jorge Alfaro, C TEX|
|12/24/2014||Matt Joyce, LF LAA|
Buster Posey, C SF
|David Price, SP DET|
Miguel Montero, C CHC
|Last 10 Games|
Miguel Montero trying to become workhorse with Cubs in 2015
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(2/28/15) New Cubs catcher Miguel Montero played the third most games behind the plate of all catchers in 2014 and he's not asking for any extra time off heading into 2015, reports MLB.com.
"I think the results of how you're playing as a team will dictate how you feel," Montero said. "You go to the playoffs, you're never tired. Your adrenaline goes so fast. You don't have time to think about, 'Oh, I've been catching 140 games.' Your mindset is, 'Let's go.'"
Manager Joe Maddon loves what he's seen from Montero, but knows expecting 162 games out of him is just too much.
"It won't be 162," Maddon said, "but we'll talk and try to figure out a nice little program to keep him on top of his game and provide that opportunity for other guys to play, too."
Cubs acquire catcher Miguel Montero from D-Backs
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12/9/14) The Cubs and Diamondbacks have agreed to a trade that will send catcher Miguel Montero to Chicago in exchange for two lower-level pitching prospects Jefferson Mejia and Zach Godley, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports.
USA Today MLB columnist Bob Nightengale first reported the deal. Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM also confirmed the report.
Montero has three years left on a six-year, $65.9 million contract. He is owed $12 million in 2015 and $14 million the following two seasons. He hit .243 with 13 homers and 72 RBI last season.
Report: Cubs on verge of acquiring D-Backs catcher Miguel Montero
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(12/9/14) The Cubs are on the verge of acquiring Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero, according to USA Today MLB columnist Bob Nightengale. The Diamondbacks are expected to receive prospects in return and the deal is expected to be announced Tuesday.
CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports the Diamondbacks would receive lower-level pitching prospects in the deal.
Montero has three years left on a six-year, $65.9 million contract. He is owed $12 million in 2015 and $14 million the following two seasons.
Report: Cubs, Diamondbacks talking about Miguel Montero deal
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(12/8/14) The Cubs are working on a deal to acquire Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero, reports Fox Sports. Montero, who's owed $40 million over the next three years, batted .243 with 13 homers and 72 RBI last season.
The report did not specify what the Cubs would give up.
Report: Ethier deal between Dodgers, Diamondbacks falls through
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(12/6/14) A trade that would have sent Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier to the Diamondbacks fell through when Arizona's ownership declined to give final approval on the deal, FOXSports.com reports.
The proposed trade involved Ethier and catcher Tim Federowicz heading to the Diamondbacks in exchange for catcher Miguel Montero and lower-level prospects. The Dodgers were also reportedly ready to kick in cash in the deal to help offset Ethier's contract. They'll instead continue to shop around for the right deal to help clear a logjam in the outfield.
|2014 summary: Miguel Montero started off the season like a player who was in a hurry to put a disappointing 2013 behind him. After hitting just 11 homers and 14 doubles the year before, Montero matched that home run total and was within two doubles by the end of June, while batting .265. Over the final three months, Montero reverted back to being an offensive cipher, hitting .217 with two home runs and 10 runs scored. Despite the extended lack of production, Montero finished as the 10th-ranked catcher in Fantasy points, though he ranked just 14th in Rotisserie value. Ending a nine-year run with the Diamondbacks, Montero was traded to the Cubs this offseason.|
Playing time status: Montero has started at least 130 games at catcher in three out of the last four seasons, and he will look to add to that string as the Cubs' primary backstop.
2015 outlook: Montero's late-season power outage can be tied to an increased frequency of balls hit to the opposite field, and his plate discipline remained intact during the slump. Maybe Montero can enjoy a revival that catchers sometimes experience in their early 30s. Even if he stands pat, Montero should produce enough to be used as a No. 1 catcher in standard mixed leagues.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/7/15||@ COL||3:10 pm|| |
|3/8/15||TEX||4:05 pm|| |
|3/9/15||SD||4:05 pm|| |
|3/10/15||@ CLE||4:05 pm|| |
|3/11/15||LAD||4:05 pm|| |
|3/12/15||@ LAA||4:10 pm|| |
|3/13/15||CLE||4:05 pm|| |