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Luis Montanez | Outfielder

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/15/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Angels signed OF Luis Montanez to a minor league contract; assigned him to Double-A Arkansas.
Montanez hasn't appeared in the major leagues since the 2011 season. He was batting .313/.359/.478 with six home runs and 41 RBI in 52 games this summer for the Somerset Patriots of the independent Atlantic League. Thu, Jun 20, 2013 11:17:00 AM

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Cardinals signed OF Lou Montanez to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Memphis.

Montanez was released by the Phillies earlier this month after posting a .136/.264/.159 slash line in 53 plate appearances at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The 30-year-old will function as organizational depth for the Cardinals.
Mon, May 21, 2012 02:40:00 PM

Phillies released OF Luis Montanez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Montanez was off to a dreadful start in the minors after failing to make the Phillies' Opening Day roster. No longer a prospect at age-30, he'll try to sign elsewhere as organizational depth.
Sat, May 5, 2012 03:22:00 PM

Phillies signed OF Luis Montanez to a minor league contract.

The deal includes an invite to spring training. Montanez, who turned 30 last week, batted .222 (12-for-54) with one home run and nine RBI in 36 games with the Cubs this past season. He'll likely provide some outfield depth in the minors.
Wed, Dec 21, 2011 02:31:00 PM

Cubs sent OF Luis Montanez outright to Triple-A Iowa.

Some more housekeeping for the 40-man roster. Montanez, who turns 30 next month, batted .222 (12-for-54) with one home run and nine RBI in 36 games with the Cubs this season.
Fri, Nov 18, 2011 10:41:00 PM

Cubs recalled OF Luis Montanez from Triple-A Iowa.

Montanez, 29, is batting .239/.271/.370 with one home run over 48 plate appearances with the Cubs this season. He'll function as outfield depth during September.
Tue, Sep 6, 2011 04:03:00 PM

Cubs optioned OF Luis Montanez to Triple-A Iowa.

Montanez received a handful of starts since being called up in late May but batted just .239/.271/.370 with one home run. The former No. 3 overall pick has posted some big numbers in the minors at times but has failed to translate that to success at the major league level.
Sat, Jul 2, 2011 01:41:00 PM

Cubs purchased the contract of OF Lou Montanez from Triple-A Iowa.

He'll take the place of the injured Matt Garza on the active roster. Montanez was batting .369/.429/.573 with five home runs and 43 RBI over his first 175 plate appearances this season at the Triple-A level. The 29-year-old has a .223/.257/.323 batting line over 266 major league plate appearances, all with the Orioles.
Tue, May 24, 2011 05:40:00 PM

The Cubs will call up outfielder Lou Montanez before Tuesday's game against the Mets.

Montanez signed a minor league contract with the Cubs this winter and has waited patiently at Triple-A Iowa while batting .369 with five homers, 11 doubles and 43 RBI in 49 games. The 29-year-old should see action in the outfield while Marlon Byrd (facial fractures) is sidelined.
Tue, May 24, 2011 09:52:00 AM

Cubs signed OF Luis Montanez to a minor league contract.

A bit of nostalgia, as the Cubs drafted Montanez third overall back in 2000, but he never made it up to the big leagues with them. The 29-year-old has just a .223/.257/.323 batting line over 251 major league at-bats. He'll attempt to win a bench spot in spring training.
Tue, Jan 18, 2011 05:39:00 PM

Lou Montanez told Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com via text message that he has received a lot of interest, "especially from AL East teams."

Montanez, who became a minor league free agent after the season, is also drawing interest from a few Japanese teams. The 29-year-old outfielder has a .223/.257/.323 batting line over 266 major league plate appearances. He'll likely have to accept a minor league deal if he wants to stay in the United States.
Wed, Dec 22, 2010 02:19:00 PM

Orioles sent OF Luis Montanez outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

Montanez was designated for assignment last week after batting just .140 in 57 at-bats with the Orioles this season. The move was a bit of a technicality, as the Tides' season is over. He could leave the organization as a minor league free agent during the offseason.
Tue, Sep 7, 2010 09:36:00 PM

Orioles designated OF Luis Montanez for assignment.

Montanez is batting just 140 in 57 at-bats with the O's this year after hitting .183 in 82 at-bats last season. He won't be missed.
Wed, Sep 1, 2010 03:28:00 PM

Orioles activated OF Luis Montanez from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk.

Montanez has recently ramped up his rehab from an oblique injury and went 4-for-9 in two games with Double-A Bowie this week. The O's weren't likely to call him up until the rosters expand in September, anyway.
Fri, Aug 13, 2010 06:04:00 PM

Lou Montanez (oblique) is expected to resume his minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie on Tuesday.

Montanez has spent the past few days rehabbing with the GCL Orioles. We'll likely see him with the big club when the rosters expand in September. Montanez has been sidelined since late-June due to a strained left oblique.
Wed, Aug 11, 2010 02:18:00 PM