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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
College: None
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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. Oct 17 - 2:50 PM

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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.
Sep 30 - 1:07 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.
Sep 6 - 6:01 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.
Aug 23 - 5:58 PM

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'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