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47 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: 10 | Salary: $10,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 66/49 | Average Draft Position: 173.59
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Cubs C Miguel Montero gets the day off on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/30/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is out of the starting lineup for Tuesday's matchup with the Mets. Montero had started five of the last six games. The one game in that stretch he didn't start, he wound up playing five innings, so he was certainly due for a rest.

The Cubs are also going up against a left-handed pitcher in Jonathon Niese, and Montero is batting just .222 against southpaws this season.

David Ross will handle the catching duties and bat seventh on Tuesday.


Offense dries up again for Cubs catcher Miguel Montero


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero has once again settled into an offensive funk after it appeared he was ready to break out earlier in June.

Montero homered four times and drove in nine runs in his first 10 games in June. However, since hitting his last home run on June 13, he is batting just .189 (7 for 37) with no extra-base hits and no RBI in his last 12 games (nine starts). He also has one run, three walks and 14 strikeouts in that span.


Cubs' David Ross gets start at catcher in place of Miguel Montero


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is not in the team's starting lineup for Saturday's game. 

In his place, David Ross wil get his 18th start at catcher. Ross will bat eighth. He gets his third start in the last six games. 


Cubs catcher Miguel Montero back in lineup Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero was back in the starting lineup Thursday against the Indians after he was scratched Wednesday due to back stiffness. Montero is batting .368 (7 for 19) with three home runs, eight RBI, four runs, two walks and four strikeouts in his last six games.

Cubs' Miguel Montero scratched Wednesday with back injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero was a late scratch from the lineup Wednesday at Cleveland due to back stiffness. David Ross replaced him in the starting lineup.

Montero is batting .368 (7 for 19) with three home runs, eight RBI, four runs, two walks and four strikeouts in his last six games.


David Ross starting for Miguel Montero at Cubs catcher


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is not in the starting lineup for Sunday night's game against Cincinnati. 

Montero had started seven of the last eight games. He'll be replaced in the lineup by David Ross, who gets his 16th start of the year. 

Ross is batting seventh in the lineup. 


Cubs C Miguel Montero blasts two-run home run on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/14/2015) Catcher Miguel Montero put the Cubs up early, as he hit a two-run home run in the second inning to give his team the 2-0 lead over the Reds. It was Montero's ninth home run of the season, and the third in his last four games. 

Aside from the power display, Montero has struggled at the plate so far in June. He has eight hits, including four longballs, in 34 at-bats through 10 games this month.


Cubs catcher Miguel Montero working to fix approach at plate


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2015) With three-run homers in back-to-back games, Cubs catcher Miguel Montero could be emerging from a hitting slump that lasted a month from early May through early June. Montero admits his struggles were more mental than physical, per MLB.com.

"It's just about being more aggressive at the plate and being ready to hit," he said. "Before that, I wasn't ready to hit, and I was probably over-thinking. I was probably trying to think along with the pitcher instead of staying in my approach and staying just looking for one pitch to hit. Just see the ball, hit the ball, rather than think with the pitcher."

Montero huddled with hitting coach John Mallee to map out the changes he needed to make with his approach.

"There's nothing wrong," Montero said of his swing. "The only thing wrong was that I wasn't ready to hit."


Cubs C Miguel Montero homers, records three RBI in win


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/11/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero capped his team's 6-3 win over the Reds with his second consecutive three-RBI performance.

Montero went 2 for 3 with a home run, three RBI and a walk. Montero enjoyed this performance just a night removed from a 3 for 5 outing with a home run and three RBI.

Montero is now hitting .250 with eight home runs and 23 RBI in 140 at-bats this season.


Cubs C Miguel Montero blasts home run, records three hits


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/10/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero was a very difficult out at the plate during his team's 12-3 win over the Tigers on Wednesday.

Montero went 3 for 5 with a home run and two singles. Montero's seventh home run of the season came on a right-field shot in the seventh inning.

Montero is hitting .240 with seven home runs and 20 RBI in 137 at-bats this season.


Cubs C Miguel Montero slugs solo home run in loss on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/6/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero went deep for his sixth home run of the season in Friday's 7-5 loss to the Nationals. Montero's home run, his only hit of the game, was a solo shot in the sixth inning, but it wasn't enough to keep the Cubs from the loss.

Montero has been slumping at the plate, as he has just four hits in 30 at-bats over his last 10 games. 


Cubs C Miguel Montero back in lineup after three-game hiatus


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2015) Struggling Cubs catcher Miguel Montero has returned to the lineup Friday in Washington after a three-game benching in favor of David Ross.

Montero has just four hits in his last 39 at-bats dating back to May 17.


Cubs catcher Miguel Montero out of the starting lineup on Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is out of the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Nationals, the team announced.

David Ross will draw his second start in the last three games and bat seventh in Montero's place. It will be Montero's third day off in the last six games. He is hitting .267 with 16 RBI in 105 at-bats this season.


Cubs' Miguel Montero out, David Ross in Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Cubs catcher David Ross is starting over Miguel Montero in Monday's matchup with the Nationals.

Ross typically receives his starts on the days that Jon Lester pitches, but he'll be behind the plate on Monday to catch Tsuyoshi Wada. He has hit .182/.341/.303 in 33 at-bats.

The Cubs are home underdogs (+105) against the Nationals on Monday, per VegasInsider.com.


Cubs catcher Miguel Montero blasts fifth home run of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero went 1 for 4 at the plate in Chicago's 4-3 loss to the Diamondbacks on Sunday. Montero did his damage in the second when he connected for a solo home run off of Jeremy Hellickson, his fifth of the season.

Montero is now hitting .267 with 16 RBI in 101 at-bats this season.


Cubs' Miguel Montero batting fifth Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is in the starting lineup Sunday, batting fifth in his team's matchup with the Pirates.

Montero is making his first start behind the plate since Wednesday, as the team has used Wellington Castillo twice and David Ross once over the last three days. Montero has been an offensive force, hitting .312/.427/.506 with four home runs and 15 RBI in 77 at-bats.

The Cubs are favorites (-130) at home Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.


Cubs C Welington Castillo gets another start on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/15/2015) Cubs catcher Welington Castillo is in the starting lineup for Friday's matinee against the Pirates. This will be Castillo's first back-to-back starts this season. Castillo started Thursday's game against the Mets and went hitless in three at-bats.

With the Cubs facing a left-hander for the second day in a row, manager Joe Maddon opted to keep Miguel Montero on the bench, despite the fact that Montero is 3 for 8 against lefties this season.

David Ross, who pinch-hit and stayed in to catch on Thursday, left the game with abdominal tightness, and likely isn't available for Friday's game.


Cubs catcher Miguel Montero back in the lineup on Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is back in the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Mets, the team announced.

Montero got the day off on Monday with David Ross drawing the start behind the plate. Montero is hitting .299 with four home runs and 14 RBI in 67 at-bats this season. 

The Cubs are currently the favorites (-140) against New York.


Miguel Montero smacks home run in Cubs' defeat on Sunday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/10/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero knocked his third home run of the season Sunday, a solo shot off the Brewers' Matt Garza. 

The RBI was Montero's first since a three-RBI performance May 4.


Cubs C Miguel Montero set to bat cleanup Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero will take his six-game hitting streak into St. Louis on Thursday, but he will do it from an unexpected lineup spot. He is set to bat cleanup for the third time this year and first since April 15.

Montero is 11-for-23 during his streak as he's raised his average from .176 to .298.


Riding six-game hit streak, Cubs C Miguel Montero sits Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/5/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero, who had started three straight behind the dish, was given the night off on Tuesday against the Cardinals. Montero has been heating up lately, as he is riding a six-game hitting streak heading into Tuesday's game. But manager Joe Maddon will opt to give him a rest with left-hander Tyler Lyons on the mound for St. Louis.

Welington Castillo , who hasn't played since April 28, was starting behind the dish on Tuesday.


Cubs C Miguel Montero drives home three runs in loss


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero totaled three RBI in Monday evening's 10-9 loss against the Cardinals. 

Montero hit a two-run single in the first inning and followed that with an RBI double in the fourth. Montero has now recorded a hit in six consecutive games and has recorded multiple hits in four of those. 

Montero finished the day 2 for 4, scored a run and also drew a walk. 

He now holds a slash line of .298/.373/.491. 


Cubs' Montero sees average rise more than 100 points amid hot streak


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero appears to be getting on track offensively after a sluggish start to the season. Montero enters play Monday against the Cardinals with a five-game hitting streak. He hit safely just five times in his first 14 games.

Montero is batting .474 (9 for 19) with one home run, three RBI, three runs, one walk and four strikeouts during his hitting streak. His batting average has risen from .176 to .283 in that span.

Right-hander Carlos Martinez will be on the mound Monday for St. Louis. Montero is batting .283 with one double, three home runs and 10 RBI in 18 games against right-handed starters in 2015.


Cubs' Miguel Montero homers, drives in two runs in win Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBI in his team's 5-2 win over the Reds Sunday.

Montero kicked off the day's scoring with a solo home run in the second inning, then pushed his team's lead to 2-0 with an RBI single in the fourth. He scored a run later in the inning on a three-run double by rookie Addison Russell.

Montero has endured spotty playing time with the Cubs carrying three catchers, but he's managed to deliver a .211/.304/.474 line with three home runs and nine RBI in 38 at-bats.


Cubs start Miguel Montero at catcher Saturday vs. Reds


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero returned to the starting lineup on Saturday at Cincinnati, after David Ross handled catching duties Friday night with Jon Lester on the mound, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Montero is hitting .176 with two homers and seven RBI over 42 at-bats this season. He is 0 for 2 with a walk in his career against Reds starter Anthony DeSclafani.