Miguel Montero doesn't know whether the Diamondbacks will approach him this off-season with a contract extension, and he doesn't have a sense for whether the sides would be able to work out a deal if they did.

But the Diamondbacks catcher hopes the team does, and he said he would welcome the opportunity to remain long-term in the organization with which he broke into the majors.



"They're more than welcome to come to me in the off-season," Montero said. "Obviously, I want to stay here. My family likes Phoenix, so it's always good to stay here. I like the front-office guys. I like the fans. I like everybody. I would be more than happy to stay here."



One club source said it is "probable" the team will talk to Montero about a deal this winter.



Montero is making $3.2 million in his second season of arbitration. He'll be arbitration eligible for the final time next season, after which he can become a free agent.



"I know how these things work," Montero said. "I know this is a business. I can't really say if I will sign here or I won't, but I'd like to stay."