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26 Miguel Montero C
Height/Weight: 5-11/210 | Birthdate: 7/9/1983 | Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Chicago | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $10,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 85/69 | Average Draft Position: 223.60
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Cubs acquire catcher Miguel Montero from D-Backs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) 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
(12/9/2014) 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
(12/8/2014) 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
(12/6/2014) 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.


Diamondbacks GM has fielded trade offers for Miguel Montero


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2014) It appears the Diamondbacks are not opposed to trading catcher Miguel Montero, according to The Arizona Republic.

"They've definitely put him out there," a source with a rival club said.

New Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart didn't deny listening to offers when asked about the subject over the weekend. FOX Sports was first to report Montero as being a potential trade candidate.

"With Montero, like any of our players, people have called and asked about him," Stewart said Sunday. "My job organizationally is to listen to what teams are talking about in regard to our players. If there is a deal that makes us better, then we have to, as a team, listen to it and see how it makes us better and if it makes us better."

It seems the Diamondbacks are looking to acquire a starting pitcher in a trade involving Montero.

"Any move that we make has to better our rotation," he said. "But what has to be understood is that everybody is looking for pitching and nobody wants to give it up."


File Miguel Montero's name away for 2015


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/23/2014) Carlos Corporan, Andrew Susac, Roberto Perez, Curt Casali, David Ross. This is not exactly a who's-who of Fantasy catchers, but they are just some of the ones who have scored more runs than Miguel Montero has since July 1. Thanks to both a lack of opportunities and a severe reduction in power, Montero has scored all of nine runs over the course of his last 57 games played.

Though the Diamondbacks' catcher has done little to help owners of late, his sluggish performance could actually work to your benefit on draft day next season. There have been some positives to Montero's season, which I reviewed in detail in a recent Fantasy Baseball Today blog post, but those could be forgotten by many owners five or six months from now (if not already).

Montero still has the potential to be a good power and run producer, particularly for a catcher, and while you probably don't need to protect him in keeper leagues, he could be an inexpensive pickup in next season's drafts and auctions. As you assemble a list of potential sleepers to target in 2015, be sure to keep Montero's name handy.


Miguel Montero taking seat against Dodgers ace


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) A matchup against stud left-hander Clayton Kershaw has Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero out of the lineup Wednesday night.

Montero is 6 for 29 in his career against Kershaw and 19 for 91 against lefties this season.


Miguel Montero keys Friday defeat of Padres


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero crossed the plate for the first time in two weeks Friday night against San Diego. And he was able to step on it leisurely.

Montero slammed a two-run homer in the first inning and added a double and run to key the victory. He now owns a stat line on the season of .260/.345/.410.


Miguel Montero benched Saturday against lefty


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero has been given the night off Saturday against Colorado left-hander Jorge De La Rosa. Tuffy Gosewisch is set to start instead.

Montero is 2 for 14 lifetime against De La Rosa and just 18 for 86 against southpaws this season.


Miguel Montero homers, draws three walks Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero went 1 for 1 with three walks and a three-run home run in his team's 5-3 win over the Rockies Friday.

Montero blasted his first home run since June 28 in the bottom of the first inning to give his team a lead they would not relinquish. He has hit .262/.348/.410 with 12 home runs and 62 RBI in 366 at-bats.


Arizona might not be active at trade deadline


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) It seems unlikely the Diamondbacks will trade shortstop Chris Owings, outfielder A.J. Pollock, catcher Miguel Montero and pitcher Wade Miley by the July 31 trade deadline, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Miley is drawing substantial interest, but general manager Kevin Towers said trading the left-handed starter "doesn't make a whole lot of sense since we're trying to acquire starting pitchers."

Officials with other teams also told Heyman that the Diamondbacks don't seem eager to trade veteran Martin Prado or reliever Brad Ziegler. One general manager interested in trading for Prado believes the Diamondbacks won't deal him because of his leadership and work ethic.


Miguel Montero makes All-Star team as replacement


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2014) Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero was named to the National League All-Star team as a replacement to the injured Yadier Molina.

Montero will play in his second All-Star Game after hitting .262/.344/.416 with 11 home runs and 52 RBI in 305 at-bats. He has rebounded nicely after posting a .230/.318/.344 line with 11 home runs and 42 RBI in 413 at-bats last season.


Miguel Montero's homer wins it


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero won the game Saturday, with his two-run home run in the sixth inning against the Padres.

Montero went 1 for 4 in the game, but his only hit was a big one. He broke a 1-1 tie with the home run, his 11th of the season. Montero ranks ninth in the National League with 46 RBI in 75 games, while hitting .265/.347/.433 in 268 at-bats. 


Miguel Montero swats ninth inning home run vs. Dodgers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero led his team to victory with a two-run home run Sunday afternoon against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

Montero took reliever Chris Perez deep for the home run to pad the lead in the ninth. He finished 2 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBI in a 6-3 victory. He owns a .273/.362/.449 with 10 homers and 39 RBI in 227 at-bats.

Miguel Montero hits eighth home run Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero hit his eighth home run Saturday against the Braves.

Montero only had one hit, but made it count. With his team down a run in the bottom of the 10th inning, Montero tied the game with one swing of the bat. He hit a 92 mph fastball out to left for the solo shot. The Diamondbacks would go on to win the game in the next inning.

Montero finished 1 for 5, with one run scored and one RBI. 


Miguel Montero homers, drives in six runs in win Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2014) Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero went 3 for 4 with a home run and six RBI in his team's 16-8 win over the Rockies Wednesday.

Each of the Diamondbacks' first five hitters collected three hits, helping to fuel Montero's big night driving in runners from the fifth spot. He has hit .267/.362/.408 with six home runs and 33 RBI in 191 at-bats.


Miguel Montero parks two-run homer in win


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2014) Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero hit a two-run homer during a 5-1 win Sunday against the White Sox. He finished 2 for 2 with two walks and one hit by pitch.

Montero is batting .316 (18 for 57) with three doubles, three home runs, eight runs, eight walks and 11 RBI in his last 16 games (15 starts).


Miguel Montero sitting Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero was not in the team's starting lineup Sunday. 

Montero will receive a normal day off. Tuffy Gosewisch will start behind the plate. Through 105 at-bats, Montero is hitting .286. 


Miguel Montero clubs home run in three-hit game Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero went 3 for 5 with a home run in his team's 4-3 win over the Padres Saturday.

Montero's second-inning solo home run kicked off the scoring in the game, and it was his second homer in his last three games. Montero has hit .286/.383/.457 with four home runs and 17 RBI in 105 at-bats.


Miguel Montero's third HR wins game for Arizona


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2014) Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero hit a home run off leading off the bottom of the 10th inning Wednesday, sending Arizona to a 5-4 win over the Rockies. It was his third home run of the season.

"I was swinging hard, trying to launch one," Montero said of his first two swings. "It's a pretty funny game. It was the last pitch I was thinking about in that count and it was a short swing, I was kind of quick on it. That protect swing was pretty good."

The home run extended Montero's hitting streak to 12 games. He is batting .333 (13 for 39) with two home runs, four doubles, eight RBI, eight runs and 10 walks during the hitting streak.


Miguel Montero finally contributes to Arizona win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2014) Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero might not have broken out of his slump Thursday night, but he did provide a key hit in a victory over San Francisco.

Montero slammed a two-run double to deep right-center in the third inning, but it was his only hit of the game. He hit into a double play and struck out in his next two plate appearances and now has just four hits in his last 32 at-bats.


D-Backs trying to make sure Miguel Montero stays healthy


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero was held out of the starting lineup for the first time in six games Thursday against the Giants.

While manager Kirk Gibson said Montero is scheduled to start all three games this weekend against the Rockies, the Diamondbacks are trying to find ways to keep Montero healthy and productive.

"Anybody can get beaten down, but catching is a very demanding job," Gibson said, per MLB.com. "I think that he's not getting younger, he's getting older. He wants to catch a lot of innings. It's kind of a fine line because when you catch more you get better at it, you get a better feel for what [a pitcher] should throw. Like this would be his fourth game against the Giants. So he's got a real good idea of what their hitters are doing, how to get them out.

"But at the same time, all that playing can contribute to him breaking down. He went through a streak before last year of catching more innings than any catcher in the game. We just know he can't keep that pace up. We made an investment in him as an organization and you want to preserve that."


Miguel Montero not in the lineup Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero was not in the team's starting lineup Thursday.

Montero was replaced by Tuffy Gosewisch, who hit eighth. Montero's absence was likely a normal day off, and he should return to action Friday.


Miguel Montero homers in third game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2014) Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero made a huge impact in Monday's game against the Giants. Montero would go 3 for 4 with one RBI, one walk and two runs.

Montero's first home run would come leading off the bottom of the ninth inning, but Arizona's rally would fall short as San Francisco won 9-8. Montero, who had one home run in 17 spring games, hit his first home run last season in the second game. Monday's home run came in his third game this season.


Diamondbacks announce lineup for opener


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2014) Diamondbacks third baseman Martin Prado is batting cleanup in his team's regular-season opener against the Dodgers in Australia.

Prado made 28 of his 149 starts last season in the No. 4 spot in the order, batting .296/.349/.470 in 115 at-bats from that spot in the lineup. The entire Diamondbacks lineup: CF A.J. Pollock, 2B Aaron Hill, 1B Paul Goldschmidt, 3B Prado, LF Mark Trumbo, C Miguel Montero, SS Chris Owings, RF Gerardo Parra, P Wade Miley.