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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%: 45/29 | Average Draft Position: 173.57
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Cubs' Miguel Montero delivers go-ahead home run in win Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/22/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero had the biggest hit of the afternoon on Saturday, as he launched a go-ahead solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning. The homer broke a 7-7 tie, and the Cubs went on to beat the Braves 9-7.

Montero, who also doubled in a run earlier in the game, is batting .278 with two homers and six RBI in 11 games since returning from the disabled list earlier this month.


Cubs C Miguel Montero back in action Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2015) The Cubs have wasted no time returning catcher Miguel Montero to the lineup upon his activation from the disabled list. He is catching and batting seventh Saturday against the Giants.

A thumb injury had kept him sidelined since July 11. He comes back with a slash line of .230/.337/.392, but on a 2-for-21 slide.


Cubs activate C Miguel Montero from DL; option Matt Szczur


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/7/2015) The Cubs activated catcher Miguel Montero from the 15-day disabled list, while also optioning outfielder Matt Szczur to Triple-A on Friday, per the Daily Herald.

Montero was on the disabled list with a lingering thumb injury. Szczur joined the team on Monday and went 1 for 3 with a double in two games.


Cubs C Miguel Montero goes 1 for 3 in rehab game Sunday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/3/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero went 1 for 3 in a Double-A rehab game on Sunday.

Montero is out of commission with a thumb injury.


Cubs C Miguel Montero playing in rehab game Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero had hoped to return to that team this weekend, but those hopes have been dashed. He is instead playing in a rehab game for Double-A Tennessee on Sunday.

Montero, who is dealing with a thumb injury, has been out since July 11. He could be back at some point during the key upcoming series against NL Central rival Pittsburgh.


Cubs C Miguel Montero (thumb) says he's close to returning


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) Catcher Miguel Montero, who has been on the disabled list since July 17 with a sprained left thumb, will see a specialist on Thursday and travel with the team to Milwaukee in the hopes of playing this weekend, per ESPN.com. 

"I can play," Montero said. "It won't be 100 percent until after the season."

Montero's return would give the Cubs some lineup flexibility given that rookie catcher Kyle Schwarber has hit well since being promoted to the majors. Schwarber can play in the outfield, giving Chicago a stronger lineup. 


Cubs C Miguel Montero has sprained left thumb


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/21/2015) The Cubs have confirmed that catcher Miguel Montero has suffered a sprained left thumb. Montero was placed on the 15-day disabled list with the injury on Friday, and the doctors have indeed confirmed the diagnosis.

Montero, who originally injured the thumb on July 11, will rest for two weeks before being reevaluated, according to CSN Chicago. 


Cubs officially place C Miguel Montero on 15-day disabled list


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/17/2015) The Cubs placed catcher Miguel Montero on the 15-day disabled list on Friday, the team announced.

Montero is being bothered by a sprained left thumb. His move to the disabled list is retroactive to July 12.

Montero's bat has been cold this season, as he's hit just .230 with 10 home runs and 32 RBI in 217 at-bats.


Cubs to place catcher Miguel Montero (thumb) on DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/16/2015) The Cubs will place catcher Miguel Montero on the 15-day disabled list due to a thumb injury, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Chicago will recall prospect Kyle Schwarber to take Montero's spot on the roster.

Montero will see a hand specialist Friday and is expected to miss more than 15 days, according to MLB.com.

The veteran catcher injured the thumb Saturday against the White Sox. He continues to struggle offensively in 2015, batting .230 with 10 home runs and 32 RBI in 73 games.


Miguel Montero not in Cubs lineup after thumb injury


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero isn't in Sunday's starting lineup. Montero was forced to leave Saturday's game after jamming his thumb. 

Taylor Teagarden gets his third start of the season behind the plate in Montero's place. He's started three of the last six. 


Cubs C Miguel Montero has MRI on thumb, awaiting results


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/12/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero had an MRI on his left thumb after leaving Saturday's game against the White Sox, per the Chicago Tribune.

Montero left the game after jamming his thumb while trying to catch a pitch from Jon Lester in the first inning. He went through his at-bat during the second inning, but discomfort after that led to him departing the game.

"I asked (Montero) before he went to the plate, 'Are you sure?' " manager Joe Maddon said. "He said, 'Yes, I'm good.' "


Cubs C Miguel Montero leaves game with thumb injury


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/11/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero left Saturday's game against the White Sox because of a jammed left thumb, per CSNChicago.com.

Montero was 0 for 1 with a strikeout before leaving the game.


Cubs C Miguel Montero belts two-run home run on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/2/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero slugged his 10th home run of the season in the 6-1 win over the Mets on Thursday. Montero's two-run shot came in the ninth inning with his team already up by three runs, so the home run came as little consequence to the outcome of the game.

The home run was Montero's first since June 13, breaking a 13-game drought. His season-high is 18, which came in 2011.


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.