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Miguel Montero | Catcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/9/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Miguel Montero went 1-for-2 with a three-run home run and three walks in Sunday's win over the Braves.
Montero was the fourth Cub to homer against Braves starter Matt Wisler when he went yard for a three-run bomb in the third inning. The 32-year-old catcher is now five home runs off of his personal-best of 18, which he hit in 2011 while playing for the Diamondbacks. A strained left thumb kept him out of action for several weeks in July and early August, but he's been productive for his position when he's been able to play. For the season, he's hitting .239/.347/.427 with the 13 homers and 41 RBI. Aug 23 - 5:58 PM

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Miguel Montero hit a go-ahead solo shot in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Cubs defeated the Braves in a 9-7 slugfest Saturday at Wrigley Field.

How nice of the Braves to trot out Edwin Jackson in a high-leverage appearance against his old team. Montero got him for the go-ahead bomb and then Jorge Soler promptly tacked on an insurance run with a solo homer of his own. Montero, who also had an RBI double in the afternoon victory, is batting .237/.339/.415 with 12 home runs and 38 RBI in 84 games this season.
Aug 22 - 7:08 PM

Miguel Montero hit a walk-off solo home run in the 10th inning on Wednesday versus the Brewers.

The catcher was 1-for-3 with a walk on the night. He had a tough bottom of the ninth inning, as he and reliever Hector Rondon watched a couple of wild pitches skip away to help the Brewers tie the game. Montero made up for it, taking Michael Blazek out to left field for the win. Though only slightly above-average, Montero is having his best offensive season since 2012, batting .231/.341/.397 with 11 home runs and 34 RBI in 270 plate appearances.
Aug 12 - 11:02 PM

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

Montero missed nearly a month of action with a sprained left thumb but is ready to go after four rehab games. He's going to have to share playing time at catcher with Kyle Schwarber and David Ross, although Schwarber will also see playing time in left field.
Aug 7 - 12:57 PM

Miguel Montero (thumb) went 1-for-3 with a single in his first minor league rehab game with Double-A Tennessee on Sunday.

Montero caught six innings behind the plate in the game. He's on track to rejoin the Cubs next weekend.
Aug 2 - 7:21 PM

Miguel Montero (thumb) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Tennessee on Sunday.

He's missed the last few weeks with a sprained left thumb. David Ross and Kyle Schwarber have shared time behind the plate during his absence. Montero is only hitting .230 this year with 10 homers and 32 RBI.
Aug 1 - 4:34 PM

Miguel Montero has a checkup with a hand specialist Thursday in Chicago.

Montero has been hitting and catching at the Cubs' spring training complex in Arizona and he's hoping to be cleared for more activities Thursday after his exam. The veteran catcher has been on the disabled list since July 12 with a sprained left thumb. He is trending toward a mid-August return.
Jul 29 - 5:49 PM

A second opinion confirmed the original diagnosis of Miguel Montero's sprained left thumb.

He'll be shut down for two weeks and will likely be sidelined until late August. It's obviously bad news for Montero but is good news for Kyle Schwarber owners.
Jul 21 - 6:24 PM

Cubs placed C Miguel Montero on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 12, with a sprained left thumb.

Montero is expected to be on the shelf for as long as six weeks. The Cubs have promoted Kyle Schwarber to take his spot on the roster.
Jul 17 - 4:00 PM

According to MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo, Miguel Montero (thumb) could be out for as long as six weeks.

Montero's injury is only being called a jammed left thumb, but it's apparently a pretty severe one. He'll officially be placed on the disabled list Friday, with top prospect Kyle Schwarber coming up from Triple-A Iowa in a corresponding roster move. Word is the Cubs plan to use a committee behind the plate in Montero's absence, but Schwarber is the guy to own for fantasy purposes.
Source: Cubs.mlb.com
Jul 16 - 3:41 PM

Miguel Montero (thumb) will be placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday.

Montero jammed his left thumb last Saturday and still isn't feeling comfortable enough to handle everyday catching duties. Kyle Schwarber is going to be called up in a corresponding roster move to work in a committee behind the plate. Montero's disabled list stint can be backdated to July 12. An MRI taken last Sunday showed no structural damage, so he shouldn't be out too long.
Jul 16 - 3:22 PM

The Cubs will re-evaluate Miguel Montero (thumb) over the All-Star break before deciding whether to place him on the disabled list.

Montero doesn't have any broken bones in his left thumb, but he had an MRI and those results aren't available yet. If he doesn't feel better after a few days of rest during the break, a DL move will likely be made at that point. The Cubs will use David Ross and Taylor Teagarden at catcher while Montero is out.
Jul 12 - 11:46 AM

Miguel Montero underwent an MRI on his ailing left thumb Saturday.

Montero jammed the thumb while trying to catch a pitch Saturday and then aggravated it on a swing. The results of the exam haven't been revealed yet, but it's possible the catcher will require a trip to the disabled list. If that's the case, David Ross (concussion) could return early from the disabled list rather than wait until after the All-Star break.
Jul 12 - 9:13 AM

Miguel Montero left Saturday's game with a jammed left thumb.

It's nothing serious but with the All-Star break around the corner, Montero probably won't play on Sunday. Look for Taylor Teagarden to fill in behind the plate.
Jul 11 - 5:39 PM

Miguel Montero left Saturday's game against the White Sox with an undisclosed injury.

Taylor Teagarden took Montero's place behind the dish at the start of the third inning. Montero struck out against Chris Sale in his only at-bat of the afternoon. We should have an update on his status shortly.
Jul 11 - 5:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Starlin Castro
3Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Chris Denorfia
3Quintin Berry
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Austin Jackson
RF1Jorge Soler
2Chris Coghlan
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Dan Haren
5Kyle Hendricks
6Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Pedro Strop
3Jason Motte
4Tommy Hunter
5Justin Grimm
6Fernando Rodney
7Trevor Cahill
8Travis Wood
9Clayton Richard
10Tsuyoshi Wada
11Neil Ramirez