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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: Arizona | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $10,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 92/78 | Average Draft Position: 223.60
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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.


Diamondbacks could swap shortstop for catcher


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2014) The Diamondbacks are looking to trade for a backup catcher to Miguel Montero that could possibly supplant him as the starter, according to the Arizona Republic. That means current starting shortstop contenders Chris Owings and Didi Gregorius could be dangled.

"For us, it would have to be the right deal," general manager Kevin Towers said. "If it's right, top-notch catching prospect. Someone we could have right behind Miggy. More of an upper-level guy. Maybe a top, upper-end starter."

Owings might land a better prospect because of his offensive potential.


Miguel Montero has finger surgery


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(10/7/2013) MLB.com reports that Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero had surgery last weekend to clean out an infection in his left index finger. Montero's hospital stay could last as long as a few days.

Enduring one of his least productive seasons since becoming a full-timer in the majors, Montero hit .230 with 11 home runs and 42 RBI in 116 games in 2013.


Miguel Montero's late homer not enough


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2013) Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero reached base five times Friday, in a 7-5 loss to the Rockies.

Montero was 3 for 3 in the game with a pair of walks, and one of those hits went for his 11th home run over the season. Montero drove in three runs, all of which came on his ninth-inning homer during a failed comeback bid. 

Montero has just a .239 average for the season, however he is hitting .314 with two home runs and seven RBI in 13 starts since returning from the disabled list at the end of August.


Miguel Montero off to nice start since DL activation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2013) Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero collected his third straight two-hit game Saturday against the Giants. Montero is batting .375 (6 for 16) with one double, one RBI, one walk, one run and five strikeouts in four games since his activation off the disabled list.

Diamondbacks activate Miguel Montero


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2013) Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero was activated off the disabled list Monday prior to a game against San Diego, MLB.com reports. 

Out due to a back injury, Montero is completely better for the Diamondbacks. He returns with a .228 batting average, nine home runs and 34 RBI over 325 at-bats. 


Willie Bloomquist, Miguel Montero could return Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2013) The Diamondbacks could get two players back from injury as early as Monday, as manager Kirk Gibson said Saturday that the rehab assignments for catcher Miguel Montero and Willie Bloomquist are going well, MLB.com reports.

"We'll see how they get through these next two games, how they play, what the reports say," Gibson said. "No. 1, you want to make sure they're healthy. The other thing is, are they ready? I think they're ready in their own mind, but I don't know whether to tell you they'll be back Monday, but I think it's reasonable to say we're looking at bringing them back next week."

Bloomquist, who is recovering from a left hand contusion, has went 2 for 3 in three consecutive games with the Arizona League Diamondbacks. Also playing with the team's Arizona League affiliate, Montero is 5 for 15 over five games.


Miguel Montero ready to return Monday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2013) The Diamondbacks should have catcher Miguel Montero back when they return home for a series against the Padres Monday. According to MLB.com, Montero is already healthy enough to return Friday, after appearing in four minor-league rehab games. However, coming back from a back injury, he doesn't want to travel across country just for the final two games of the series against Philadelphia.  

Miguel Montero catching in rehab


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2013) Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero (back) caught during a rehab game Monday with the Arizona League Diamondbacks, MLB.com reports.

Montero will take Tuesday off and catch five innings Wednesday. Montero may catch a full game by Saturday. The rehab assignment could progress to Triple-A Reno by next week.

"We'll see how he's playing, how he's feeling, how he's swinging," manager Kirk Gibson said.