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Miguel Montero | Catcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/9/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Miguel Montero went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in Thursday afternoon's win over the Mets.
The home run was Montero's 10th of the season. He's currently slashing .245/.352/.422. It will be interesting to see if the catcher can pass his career-best for homers, which stands at 18. He should finish in that vicinity, though a 20-homer season is not out of the question. Jul 2 - 4:21 PM

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Miguel Montero is not in the Cubs' lineup Monday.

He's just getting a day off. David Ross is behind the dish in Montero's place.
Jun 22 - 4:20 PM

Miguel Montero (back) returned to the Cubs' starting lineup Thursday against the Indians.

Montero was scratched from Wednesday's lineup with back stiffness, but it's not a major concern. He'll hit cleanup in his return to action.
Jun 18 - 4:05 PM

Miguel Montero was scratched from the Cubs' starting lineup Wednesday with back stiffness.

David Ross is now starting at catcher against the Indians. Montero can be considered day-to-day.
Jun 17 - 5:12 PM

Miguel Montero was ejected from Tuesday's game against the Indians for arguing balls and strikes.

Montero apparently questioned home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi's strike zone in the top of the eighth and was ejected in between innings. Cuzzi evidently was in a surly mood Tuesday, as he also gave Michael Bourn the heave-ho for questioning his judgment.
Jun 16 - 10:46 PM

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

It shouldn't come as a surprise, as David Ross has been tabbed as the personal catcher for Sunday's starter Jon Lester. Look for the hot-hitting Montero to return to the lineup on Monday.
Jun 14 - 5:11 PM

Miguel Montero went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer in the Cubs' 4-3 win over the Reds on Saturday.

That's three homers in four games for Montero, all of them coming with men on base. He has eight RBI in those four games after totaling 17 in his first 47.
Jun 14 - 1:47 AM

Miguel Montero went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer and a walk as the Cubs beat the Reds 6-3 on Thursday.

It's Montero's second straight game with a three-run homer. He had been in quite a slump until yesterday, but he's still been one of the game's best offensive catchers this year.
Jun 11 - 11:49 PM

Miguel Montero went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer in the Cubs' 12-3 rout of the Tigers on Wednesday.

That's as many hits as he had in his previous nine games combined, as his average had tumbled from .267 to .227. He has seven homers and 20 RBI for the season.
Jun 10 - 10:52 PM

Miguel Montero will serve as the designated hitter Tuesday against the Tigers.

There was some speculation that the Cubs could promote prospect Kyle Schwarber to serve as their DH this week, but they decided to stand pat for the interleague series. David Ross will start behind the plate Tuesday and catch Jon Lester.
Jun 9 - 2:58 PM

Miguel Montero is not in the Cubs' starting lineup Thursday.

He'll take a seat against Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez. David Ross will start behind the plate and catch Jake Arrieta.
Jun 4 - 5:13 PM

Miguel Montero is not in the Cubs' lineup Tuesday.

David Ross will start behind the plate for Cubs left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada in the afternoon opener against the Nationals. It's just a day of rest for Montero.
May 25 - 11:40 AM

Miguel Montero is not in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

The Cubs are sitting him versus lefty Jeff Locke. Welington Castillo is behind the dish.
May 15 - 10:37 AM

Miguel Montero is not in the Cubs' starting lineup on Monday evening against the Mets.

David Ross will catch again for Jon Lester. Montero should be back in there Tuesday for Jake Arrieta.
May 11 - 3:25 PM

Miguel Montero went 3-for-4 with an RBI single as the Cubs were handed a loss by the Pirates on Wednesday.

All three hits were singles. The first of the trio brought in a run, giving the Cubs an early 1-0 lead and which proved to be the team's only run on the evening. Montero was slow out of the gate but has picked things up over his last several ballgames. He's batting .261/.333/.478 with three home runs and 10 RBI.
Apr 29 - 11:15 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
3Taylor Teagarden
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Addison Russell
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
3Mike Baxter
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Clayton Richard
7Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Jason Motte
5Justin Grimm
6James Russell
7Edwin Jackson
8Zac Rosscup
9Travis Wood