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Jesus Montero | Designated Hitter

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/28/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Mariners optioned 1B/DH Jesus Montero to Triple-A Tacoma.
Montero showed up to camp in much better shape but picked up just three singles in 15 at-bats. He could wind up spending a good amount of time in the majors this season. Mar 20 - 1:15 PM

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Jesus Montero singled twice in two at-bats in his spring debut on Wednesday against the Padres.

Montero, who showed up to camp 45 pounds lighter, is hoping to make an impression after years of failing to live up to his hype as a top prospect. It's difficult to see him opening the season in the majors with the Mariners, but a hot spring from Montero may make manager Lloyd McClendon rethink some things about his bench.
Mar 4 - 6:39 PM

Jesus Montero reported to Mariners spring training weighing in at 230 pounds, 45 pounds lighter than he was at this point last season.

The "best shape of his life" narrative runs rampant every spring, but the photos and videos on Montero are certainly eye-opening. Not only is he in tremendous shape, but he has been saying all of the right things and apologizing for his past misdeeds. While a path to everyday at-bats, or even a spot on the M's Opening Day roster, doesn't appear imminent, he's worth monitoring as the spring progresses.
Feb 20 - 9:57 PM

Mariners trainer Rick Griffin said Thursday morning that Jesus Montero has already met his recommended spring training reporting weight of 235 lbs.

Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune says Montero was playing at around 275 lbs. in 2014, so this is a big drop. A scout famously sent Montero ice cream last year at Triple-A -- a nod to the former top prospect's recent issues with weight and determination that resulted in that scout's firing. Montero threw the ice cream back at the scout and wound up on suspension for the final few weeks of the minor league season. Maybe he's gotten his act together at age 25, but Montero is not even worth a flier in standard fantasy leagues for the 2015 season.
Jan 22 - 1:40 PM

Mariners activated 1B/DH Jesus Montero from the suspended list.

Montero was suspended for the last couple weeks of the minor league season after getting involved in an altercation with one of the team's scouts. He's now back on the 40-man roster. The former top prospect spent almost all of this season at Triple-A Tacoma, batting .286/.350/.489 with 16 homers and 74 RBI.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 06:55:00 PM

The Mariners have shut down Jesus Montero for the remainder of the 2014 season as they want him to address his non-baseball issues.

There was a verbal altercation on Thursday night between Montero and one of the team's scouts as Montero was on a minor league rehab assignment with Class-A Everett. Allegedly, the scout poked fun at Montero's lack of hustle and sent an ice cream sandwich into the dugout for him, and Montero attempted to take a bat into the crowd to confront the scout. While he's a supremely talented hitter, until he clears up the personal issues he simply won't make it at the big league level.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 07:05:00 PM

Mariners optioned DH/1B Jesus Montero to Triple-A Tacoma.

It was a one-day stay for Montero, as he's going back to the minors to make room for Kendrys Morales. Montero should be back in September.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 05:22:00 PM

Mariners recalled DH/1B Jesus Montero from Triple-A Tacoma.

Montero will serve as the DH against the Orioles on Thursday night. His stay in the majors might be brief with Kendrys Morales on the way from Minnesota.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 05:09:00 PM

Mariners optioned DH/1B Jesus Montero to Triple-A Tacoma.

Montero went 4-for-14 with a home run while up with the big club. The former top prospect returns to a .270/.345/.455 batting line with eight home runs and 40 RBI at Tacoma.
Fri, Jun 27, 2014 08:51:00 AM

Jesus Montero smacked a two-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Padres.

The longball was the first in the majors in over a year for the recently-recalled Montero. The former top prospect has started three of six games since being brought back up and has three hits in his first 10 at-bats. He needs to be owned in AL-only formats.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 07:31:00 PM

Mariners recalled 1B/DH Jesus Montero from Triple-A Tacoma.

Just in time for a series against his former team, the Yankees. Montero is expected to mainly be used as a designated hitter against left-handed pitching, but he could see a bit of time at first base. The former top prospect is batting .270/.345/.455 with eight home runs and 40 RBI in 59 games at Tacoma this season.
Thu, Jun 12, 2014 06:30:00 PM

Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that the Mariners are calling up Jesus Montero.

The former top prospect has provided reason for mild optimism this season at Triple-A Tacoma, batting .270/.345/.455 with eight home runs and 40 RBI in 59 games. He could see a good amount of playing time between DH and first base while Justin Smoak (quad) is sidelined and may be worth a flier in some deeper mixed fantasy formats.
Thu, Jun 12, 2014 12:15:00 PM

Mariners first base prospect Jesus Montero is hitting .300/.338/.629 for Triple-A Tacoma.

Montero hit home runs in four of five games last week, and hit .347/.389/.735 over his past 12 games. At age 24, Montero is now a full time 1B/DH, but is still below the average age in the Pacific Coast League. The Mariners are getting little production out of their outfield, so if Corey Hart is healthy enough to return to the outfield, Montero could pick up at bats at DH.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 09:39:00 AM

Mariners optioned 1B/DH Jesus Montero and OFs Xavier Avery and James Jones to Triple-A Tacoma; reassigned SS Chris Taylor to minor league camp.

Montero showed up to camp 40 pounds overweight this spring but actually hit the ball well, batting .310/.355/.621 with three doubles and two homers over 12 games. He's probably still not in the team's good graces but has a shot to make it back up to the majors at some point this season.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 05:46:00 PM

Jesus Montero continued his torrid Cactus League hitting on Saturday, belting a pair of homers to lead the Mariners to an 8-5 victory over the Dodgers.

Montero finished the night 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and three RBI. He took Josh Beckett deep for a solo shot in the second inning and added a two-run blast off Chris Withrow in the eighth The most impressive thing about his evening may have been that each of his bombs were of the opposite field variety. Perhaps it’s too soon to write him off.
Sun, Mar 9, 2014 12:25:00 AM

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