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Miguel Montero | Catcher | #47

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/9/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / UDFA / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Miguel Montero went 2-for-3 with a triple and a walk against the Brewers on Thursday.
The triple was his first since 2012 and seventh in 3,422 career at-bats. Montero is hitting just .207, but he has walked 12 times in 18 games. Since his back seems to be holding up fine, the Cubs could shed third catcher Tim Federowicz soon. May 19 - 4:58 PM

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Cubs activated C Miguel Montero from the 15-day disabled list.

Montero missed nearly three weeks with a vaguely described back injury. He had two singles in 10 at-bats on a recent minor league rehab assignment, and the 32-year-old is hitting .208/.316/.333 in 13 major league games this season. Montero will bat eighth and catch Cubs ace Jake Arrieta in his return to action Saturday.
May 14 - 10:54 AM

Miguel Montero (back) went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in his rehab debut Tuesday with Triple-A Iowa.

The offensive results aren't really important given that Montero was able to catch six full innings with no apparent issues. He could be ready to go nine innings in his second rehab game and rejoin the Cubs by the end of the week. David Ross and Tim Federowicz have been filling in at catcher for first-place Chicago.
May 10 - 9:57 PM

Miguel Montero (back) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Iowa.

Montero is even going to catch in his rehab debut Tuesday night at Iowa. He should be ready to return from the disabled list later this week if he's able to avoid a physical setback on the farm. Montero was batting .208/.316/.333 with one home run and six RBI in 13 games before suffering a back injury.
May 10 - 4:46 PM

Miguel Montero (back) took batting practice and ran the bases Monday.

Montero is eligible to return from the disabled list on Tuesday, but the Cubs want him to go out on a minor league rehab assignment before returning. Still, it sounds like he could be back in the next week or so. The veteran backstop has been sidelined since April 25 with a back injury.
May 9 - 6:15 PM

Miguel Montero (back) took a round of batting practice and ran the bases on Monday.

It sounds like he's going to be allowed to skip a minor league rehab assignment and return from the disabled list when first eligible on Tuesday. Montero has been out since April 25 because of a back injury. David Ross is starting behind the plate Monday night.
May 9 - 3:32 PM

Miguel Montero (back) may not require a rehab assignment.

Montero was placed on the disabled list with a back issue last week but didn't show any ill effects at batting practice on Thursday, even hitting a few home runs. There's a good chance he'll return from the disabled list as soon as his 15 days are up. David Ross and Tim Federowicz have been sharing time behind the plate in his absence.
May 5 - 6:07 PM

Miguel Montero underwent an MRI for his back.

Montero has already been placed on the disabled list after experiencing a flareup of the chronic bulging disk issue that has bothered him since 2013. It sounds like this could be an extended absence. David Ross and Tim Federowicz will share time behind the plate, with prospect Willson Contreras waiting in the wings for a mid-summer callup.
Apr 28 - 1:06 PM

Cubs placed C Miguel Montero on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 25, with a back injury.

Montero came down with back stiffness earlier this week and hasn't made much improvement, but the Cubs will hope he only needs two weeks of rest. David Ross is starting behind the plate on Thursday afternoon against the Brewers and Tim Federowicz has been called up from the minors to handle some of the load behind the plate.
Apr 28 - 12:06 PM

Miguel Montero (back) is out of the Cubs' starting lineup Thursday afternoon against the Brewers.

Montero's stiff back will get one more day of rest as the Cubs stick with the same lineup from Wednesday's rainout. David Ross is catching Jake Arrieta and batting eighth against Brewers right-hander Taylor Jungmann.
Apr 28 - 10:28 AM

Miguel Montero (back) is out again Wednesday.

Montero was scratched from the Cubs' lineup Tuesday after coming down with some back stiffness and he'll get another night off Wednesday with cold conditions in the forecast at Wrigley Field. David Ross is catching Jake Arrieta and batting eighth versus the Brewers.
Apr 27 - 3:18 PM

Miguel Montero is out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Tuesday because of a stiff back.

Montero is considered day-to-day. David Ross will start at catcher against the visiting Brewers.
Apr 26 - 5:35 PM

Miguel Montero is not in the Cubs starting lineup on Saturday.

Montero will grab a seat with the Cubs playing an afternoon game after a night game. David Ross will take his place behind the dish and will bat eighth against Christian Bergman and the Rockies.
Apr 16 - 10:36 AM

Miguel Montero singled, walked twice and scored three times Wednesday against the Reds.

It's the first time he's scored three runs in a game since Sept. 22, 2013. After Jorge Soler, Montero was the second biggest beneficiary of Kyle Schwarber's injury. It'll mean at least one extra start per week, and he's also moved up in the lineup, at least against righties (he hit sixth tonight).
Apr 13 - 11:31 PM

Miguel Montero is out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Monday night against the Reds.

David Ross will catch his buddy Jon Lester and bat ninth against Reds left-hander Brandon Finnegan. Chicago's lineup is otherwise standard for Monday's home opener.
Apr 11 - 3:03 PM

Depth Charts

C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Javier Baez
3B1Kris Bryant
2Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Rondon
2Pedro Strop
3Justin Grimm
4Trevor Cahill
5Adam Warren
6Neil Ramirez
7Travis Wood
8Zac Rosscup
9Clayton Richard
10Joe Nathan