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Jesus Montero | First Baseman

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/28/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jesus Montero went 2-for-4 and homered Friday against the Twins.
Montero is up to serve as a starter against left-handers, but he figures to get the opportunity to overtake Logan Morrison at first base in short order. He's earned it with his performance in Triple-A this year. Aug 1 - 2:41 AM

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

Montero picked up three hits in 10 at-bats in an earlier stint with the M's. He should see some time at first base and in the designated hitter spot.
Jul 31 - 3:46 PM

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

Montero had a nice day at the plate on Sunday, going 2-for-2 plus a walk in a losing effort against the Yankees. All told, he hit .300/.462/.300 in 10 at-bats in his limited time with the big league club. He has proven everything that he possibly can in the minor leagues and should be back up before long.
Jul 19 - 4:19 PM

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

Montero has been on an absolute tear at the plate in recent weeks, hitting .538 with 10 RBI in his last 10 games. For the season, he's slashing .332/.370/.529 with 15 homers and 68 RBI. He's going to serve as the Mariners designated hitter against left-handed pitching initially, and should work his way into the lineup more as long as he continues to hit. He's worth a look in deeper mixed leagues, especially anywhere he's catcher-eligible.
Jul 9 - 7:19 PM

Mariners 1B prospect Jesus Montero went 3-for-4 with two triples Tuesday in a win for Triple-A Tacoma

Montero has been absurdly hot, hitting .538 with 10 RBI over his last 10 games. His average has jumped from .301 to .328 during that stretch. He leads the Pacific Coast League in RBI (67), total bases (174), runs (56), hits (110) and at-bats (335). The 25-year-old struggled with Seattle early in his career but he's done enough this season to warrant another shot at the big leagues.
Jul 8 - 2:55 PM

Mariners 1B prospect Jesus Montero slugged a grand slam in Tuesday's win for Triple-A Tacoma.

The grand slam was Montero's first since 2010 when he played for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Montero finished the night with four hits and six RBI. He needed just a triple to complete the cycle. The 25-year-old had his ups and downs in the big leagues (.258, 23 HR, 88 RBI in 188 games) but he's settled in nicely at Tacoma, hitting .300 across 51 games this season. He's been particularly effective with runners in scoring position, batting .369 in 65 at-bats.
Jun 3 - 2:20 PM

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

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

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C1Jesus Sucre
2John Hicks
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Ketel Marte
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Seth Smith
2Stefen Romero
3Shawn O'Malley
CF1Brad Miller
2Franklin Gutierrez
RF1Nelson Cruz
DH1Mark Trumbo
2Jesus Montero
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S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Taijuan Walker
5Roenis Elias
6Edgar Olmos
Relief Pitcher
R1Tom Wilhelmsen
2Carson Smith
3Charlie Furbush
4Joe Beimel
5David Rollins
6Mayckol Guaipe
7Rob Rasmussen
8Vidal Nuno
9Logan Kensing
10Tony Zych
11Jose Ramirez