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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||485.00||16.00||.258||84.00||59.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs St. Louis||15||2||0|| .235|| .133|| .133|
|vs Wainwright (Career)||17||5||1|| .471||.368||.294|
|vs RHP||383||98||11|| .348|| .386|| .256|
|12/26/2014||Steven Souza, RF TB|
Corey Kluber, SP CLE
Miguel Montero, C CHC
|Daniel Norris, SP TOR|
David Dahl, CF COL
Tyler Glasnow, SP PIT
Austin Hedges, C SD
|12/25/2014||Miguel Montero, C CHC||Jorge Alfaro, C TEX|
|12/24/2014||Matt Joyce, LF LAA|
Buster Posey, C SF
|David Price, SP DET|
Miguel Montero, C CHC
|Last 10 Games|
Cubs may keep Miguel Montero, David Ross and Welington Castillo
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(3/23/15) Cubs general manager Theo Epstein is considering breaking camp with three catchers on the roster.
Epstein said that the team is "leaning toward" keeping Miguel Montero, David Ross and Welington Castillo, per ESPN's Jesse Rogers. He added that manager Joe Maddon is "pounding the table for three catchers."
Hammel racks up nine Ks in strong start
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(3/22/15) Cubs starter Jason Hammel was dominant Sunday against the Padres, striking out nine batters in five innings of work in what would be an eventual 6-1 win for the Padres.
Hammel allowed just three hits and no runs to lower his spring ERA to 3.86, crediting his work with catcher Miguel Montero for part of his success.
"Montero and I are starting to develop a little bit of a rhythm so that's nice," Hammel told ESPN.com.
Hammel said his goal for this season is to throw 200 innings, something he has yet to do in his career.
"That's always my main goal," he said. "If you pitch 200 innings, as you can see with the big dogs in the league, everything else falls in line. You can't pitch 200 innings with a 5.00 era. That's a No. 1 goal."
Miguel Montero trying to become workhorse with Cubs in 2015
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(2/28/15) New Cubs catcher Miguel Montero played the third most games behind the plate of all catchers in 2014 and he's not asking for any extra time off heading into 2015, reports MLB.com.
"I think the results of how you're playing as a team will dictate how you feel," Montero said. "You go to the playoffs, you're never tired. Your adrenaline goes so fast. You don't have time to think about, 'Oh, I've been catching 140 games.' Your mindset is, 'Let's go.'"
Manager Joe Maddon loves what he's seen from Montero, but knows expecting 162 games out of him is just too much.
"It won't be 162," Maddon said, "but we'll talk and try to figure out a nice little program to keep him on top of his game and provide that opportunity for other guys to play, too."
Cubs acquire catcher Miguel Montero from D-Backs
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12/9/14) 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|
|(12/9/14) 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.
|2014 summary: Miguel Montero started off the season like a player who was in a hurry to put a disappointing 2013 behind him. After hitting just 11 homers and 14 doubles the year before, Montero matched that home run total and was within two doubles by the end of June, while batting .265. Over the final three months, Montero reverted back to being an offensive cipher, hitting .217 with two home runs and 10 runs scored. Despite the extended lack of production, Montero finished as the 10th-ranked catcher in Fantasy points, though he ranked just 14th in Rotisserie value. Ending a nine-year run with the Diamondbacks, Montero was traded to the Cubs this offseason.|
Playing time status: Montero has started at least 130 games at catcher in three out of the last four seasons, and he will look to add to that string as the Cubs' primary backstop.
2015 outlook: Montero's late-season power outage can be tied to an increased frequency of balls hit to the opposite field, and his plate discipline remained intact during the slump. Maybe Montero can enjoy a revival that catchers sometimes experience in their early 30s. Even if he stands pat, Montero should produce enough to be used as a No. 1 catcher in standard mixed leagues.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/30/15||SF||4:05 pm|| |
|3/31/15||@ TEX||4:05 pm|| |
|4/1/15||MIL||4:05 pm|| |
|4/3/15||@ ARI||9:40 pm|| |
|4/4/15||@ ARI||4:10 pm|| |
|4/5/15||STL||8:05 pm|| |
|4/7/15||STL||8:05 pm|| |