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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%: 65/46 | Average Draft Position: 226.61
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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.


Miguel Montero on track for rehab assignment this week


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2013) Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero remains on track to begin a rehab assignment at the end of this week, MLB.com reports. On the disabled list with a lower back strain, Montero was cleared to begin baseball activities Friday.

Montero has hit .228/.316/.345 with nine home runs and 34 RBI in 325 at-bats.


Miguel Montero cleared for baseball activities


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2013) Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero (back) was cleared for baseball activities Friday and could take some light swings this weekend, MLB.com reports.

"You have to start back into things at a reasonable pace, you want to keep it going in the right direction," manager Kirk Gibson said. "You have to err on the side of caution because you don't want to push him too hard and he regresses."

Miguel Montero 'not close' to being ready


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2013) After receiving an epidural injection in his back Friday, Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero believes he could return to the lineup when the Diamondbacks begin a 10-game road trip Aug. 16 at Pittsburgh. However, manager Kirk Gibson said Montero is "not close" to being ready and won't place a timetable on his recovery, according to MLB.com.

Miguel Montero resumes baseball activities


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2013) Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero (back) received an epidural on Friday and resumed baseball activities Tuesday, according to FOX Sports Arizona. Montero has been on the disabled list since early July. 

D-Backs awaiting course of action with Miguel Montero


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2013) Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero visited a spinal specialist Friday to determine what the best course of action will be with regards to his recovery. General manager Kevin Towers told MLB.com the team is trying to decide whether anti-inflammatory medication or an epidural injection will be the best treatment option for his back injury. 

Miguel Montero on DL with back strain


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2013) The Diamondbacks placed catcher Miguel Montero on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a lower back strain. Wil Nieves will likely assume the starting role in Montero's absence.

Montero heads to the disabled list batting .333 (9 for 27) with three home runs and three RBI in his last eight games.


Miguel Montero homers in return


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2013) Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero returned from a four-game absence to go 2 for 3 with his ninth home run of the season in his team's 12-3 loss to the Padres Saturday.

It was Montero's third two-hit game since the All-Star break and his fourth home run of July. He owns a ,230/.319/.348 line with nine home runs and 34 RBI in 322 at-bats.


Miguel Montero gets back to it


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2013) As expected, Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero is back in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Padres, after missing four games in a row with a minor back injury. 

Miguel Montero expected back in Arizona lineup


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2013) The Diamondbacks expect to have catcher Miguel Montero back in the lineup Saturday against San Diego, MLB.com reports. Montero was dealing with a back issue that was not considered serious.

Batting .226 on the year with eight home runs and 33 RBI over 319 at-bats, Montero has gone just 13 for 58 (.224) in July and hasn't raised his average much.


Miguel Montero remains sidelined


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2013) Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero was out of the starting lineup for the fourth straight game Friday against the Padres, as he continues to deal with a back injury. Montero has maintained that the injury is not a serious issue, but he has not appeared in a game since Monday against the Cubs. 

MRI shows back inflammation for Miguel Montero


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2013) An MRI has revealed inflammation in the back of Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero, MLB.com reports. Montero hasn't played since Monday while dealing with the tweaked back, but the injury is not considered serious, and he is not expected to need a trip to the disabled list.

Miguel Montero out of lineup Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2013) Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero is out of his team's starting lineup Thursday for the third straight game. Montero, who is dealing with a tweaked back, is 4 for 15 in four games since the All-Star break.