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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 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

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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'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.
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

Miguel Montero is not in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

He's just getting a breather. Taylor Teagarden is behind the dish with Montero on the bench.
Jul 10 - 12:18 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Miguel Montero
2Kyle Schwarber
3David Ross
4Taylor Teagarden
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Addison Russell
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Jacob Turner
7Dan Haren
Relief Pitcher
R1Jason Motte
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Tommy Hunter
5Justin Grimm
6James Russell
7Rafael Soriano
8Neil Ramirez
9Travis Wood
10Yoervis Medina
11Zac Rosscup