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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 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

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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

Miguel Montero went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI against the Angels on Monday.

Montero had a fine spring, hitting .333/.421/.636 in 33 at-bats. Still, his stock is down, mostly because Kyle Schwarber is penciled in as Jason Hammel's catcher now. With David Ross catching Jon Lester, that means Montero is playing 60 percent of the time at best, with no consideration about whether he's facing a right-hander (good) or a left-handed (bad). Montero is still most likely one of the top 15 or 20 catchers in real baseball, but for fantasy purposes, tonight notwithstanding, he'd seem to be on the way down.
Apr 5 - 1:34 AM

Miguel Montero slugged a two-run homer in a 7-4 win over the split-squad Reds on Friday.

Montero is now 7-for-13 (.538) with two homers this spring. The 32-year-old batted .248 with 15 home runs and a .754 OPS during his first season with Chicago. He still possesses some pop, but his fantasy upside could be limited with Kyle Schwarber and Jon Lester’s caddy David Ross also expected to get starts behind the plate.
Mar 11 - 6:27 PM

Miguel Montero went 3-for-3 with a double and a home run in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Reds.

Montero hit a solo shot in the sixth inning, his first of the spring, and scored two runs in the game. The 32-year-old backstop is the Cubs' primary catcher heading into the season, but David Ross and Kyle Schwarber will steal some time from him behind the plate once again this year. He hit 15 home runs in 347 at-bats last season, so he can still be a productive offensive player despite a part-time role.
Mar 5 - 6:19 PM

Miguel Montero is not in the Cubs starting lineup for Game 1 of the NLCS against the Mets on Saturday.

No surprise here, as David Ross was brought in primarily to be the personal catcher for Saturday's starter Jon Lester. Here's how the Cubs will lineup against Matt Harvey and the Mets on Saturday: Dexter Fowler CF, Kyle Schwarber LF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Starlin Castro 2B, Jorge Soler RF, Javier Baez SS, David Ross C, Jon Lester P.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 02:50:00 PM

Miguel Montero went 2-for-3 with a two-run double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

Montero delivered the big blow in the team's four-run first inning, swatting a two-RBI double that ended up being the difference in the affair. Montero also walked twice in the game, failing to reach base only once in five plate appearances. When healthy, the catcher has been able to contribute in his first year on Chicago's north side, hitting .248 with a .760 OPS, 15 homers and 53 RBI in 111 games.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 01:07:00 AM

Miguel Montero crushed a grand slam in Sunday's 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks, finishing the game 2-for-3 with four RBI.

Montero launched his grand slam off Diamondbacks reliever Matt Reynolds in the sixth inning to snap a 1-1 tie. He's shown nice power for his position this season, hitting .239/.343/.433 with 15 homers and 48 RBI. Montero's career-high for homers in a campaign is 18. That number could fall by the end of the month.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 06:01:00 PM

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.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 05:58:00 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
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