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Miguel Montero | Catcher

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/9/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Miguel Montero finished 3-for-3 with a double and three RBI in Monday's loss to the Mets.
Montero has now hit safely in five straight games, collecting six RBI over that span. After hitting a miserable .230/.318/.344 with 11 homers and 42 RBI over 116 games last season, the former All-Star has started out decently enough, slashing .280/.339/.380 with eight RBI over 50 at-bats. He limped to a 51/110 K/BB rate in 2013, and currently sits at a 4/5 mark. Apr 15 - 1:05 AM

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Miguel Montero had both Diamondbacks hits Friday in the loss to the Dodgers.

Well, that's something. Montero is hitting higher than he might otherwise hit for Arizona because otherwise the Diamondbacks would start off their lineup with five right-handers and finish it with three left-handers. So far, though, Montero hasn't capitalized, hitting .233 with one homer and four RBI in 12 games.
Apr 12 - 12:50 AM

Miguel Montero underwent surgery over the weekend to clean up an infection in his left index finger.

Montero is expected to be 100 percent when spring training opens. He hit .230/.318/.344 with 11 homers and 42 RBI in 116 games this season -- his worst offensive showing since he became Arizona's starting catcher.
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 01:43:00 PM

Miguel Montero finished 2-for-4 with a homer and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Montero's 10th home run came in the seventh inning and capped Arizona's scoring in the 10-4 loss. The veteran catcher has collected exactly two hits in four of his last five games. He carries an underwhelming .235/.319/.355 slash line.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 12:49:00 AM

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

Montero was cleared to return to action after getting through a half-dozen rehab games with no issues. He returns to a .228/.316/.345 batting line over 92 games for the D'Backs this season.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 06:31:00 PM

Miguel Montero (back) could return from the disabled list Monday.

Montero is scheduled to play seven innings with the Diamondbacks' rookie-league affiliate Saturday before being reevaluated. Willie Bloomquist (hand) is also expected to be activated next week.
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 09:04:00 AM

Miguel Montero (back) was scheduled to catch in a rehab game with the Diamondbacks' Arizona League club Monday.

He'll catch 3-5 innings Monday, take Tuesday off and then catch around five innings on Wednesday. The D'Backs are hoping that Montero will be ready to catch a full game by Saturday. He could move his rehab assignment up to Triple-A Reno next week. "We'll see how he's playing, how he's feeling, how he's swinging," manager Kirk Gibson said.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 09:12:00 PM

Miguel Montero (back) is on track to begin a rehab assignment by the end of the week.

Montero has been doing baseball activities since Friday and appears to be progressing steadily. He's eligible to return Tuesday, so as long as he gets through a couple rehab games OK, he should be activated early next week.
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 07:15:00 PM

Miguel Montero (back) is expected to resume a hitting program Saturday.

Montero has been sidelined since July 29 with a lower back strain, but was cleared for baseball activities Friday and continues to move in the right direction. Assuming he avoids setbacks, he should return from the DL later this month.
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 08:38:00 AM

Miguel Montero received an epidural for his ailing lower back last Friday.

Montero doesn't have any structural damage and was able to resume baseball activities Tuesday, though it's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined. Wil Nieves is handling the catching duties for the D'Backs while Montero is out.
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 06:42:00 PM

Diamondbacks placed C Miguel Montero on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 29, with a lower back strain.

Montero has dealt with the issue for a while now and will now get some extended rest. Wil Nieves, who is hitting .354 in 37 games this year, will handle the load behind the plate during his absence.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 05:08:00 PM

Miguel Montero (back) is in the Diamondbacks' starting lineup on Saturday against the Padres.

Montero wound up missing four games with inflammation in his lower back. The 30-year-old catcher is batting just .226/.314/.335 in 90 games played this season but he is capable of catching fire at any time.
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 04:19:00 PM

Miguel Montero (back) is expected to return to the starting lineup Saturday.

Montero missed the last four games with lower back inflammation, but was able to swing a bat Friday for the first time. The Diamondbacks are hoping that the extended rest will get him back on track, as he's batting just .224/.333/.397 this month.
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 09:15:00 AM

Miguel Montero (back) is out of the Diamondbacks' starting lineup again Friday against the Padres.

Montero hasn't played since Monday due to back inflammation, but he's expected to avoid a stint on the disabled list. Wil Nieves will make another start behind the dish.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 05:45:00 PM

An MRI on Miguel Montero's back showed only inflammation.

He will not go on the disabled list at this time, though it doesn't sound like the D'Backs have ruled it out. Montero will miss a third straight game Thursday and should be considered day-to-day at this time.
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 06:41:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2Tuffy Gosewisch
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Aaron Hill
SS1Chris Owings
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Martin Prado
2Eric Chavez
LF1Mark Trumbo
2Cody Ross
CF1A.J. Pollock
RF1Gerardo Parra
2Tony Campana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Brandon McCarthy
2Wade Miley
3Trevor Cahill
4Bronson Arroyo
5Josh Collmenter
6Daniel Hudson
7Patrick Corbin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Addison Reed
2J.J. Putz
3Brad Ziegler
4Oliver Perez
5Mike Bolsinger
6Joe Thatcher
7Randall Delgado
8Matt Reynolds
9Ryan Rowland-Smith
10David Hernandez