Jesus Montero RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jesus Montero claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays

    Seattle Times "The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed Jesus Montero off waivers, bringing an end to the Mariner career of a player who never reached the heights the team expected after acquiring him in a trade in 2012. The Jesus Montero era came to an end for the Mariners on Monday as he was claimed off waivers..." March 28

  • Mariners Place Jesus Montero On Waivers

    MLB Trade Rumors "Montero has indeed been placed on waivers, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports (via Twitter). The Mariners will make an official announcement tomorrow once the 48-hour waiver period has passed, according to’s Greg Johns (Twitter). 12:46pm: While there is no official word on the matter, it..." March 28

  • Jesus Montero on offseason: 'I have to work even harder now' "Jesus Montero knows what is at stake. Regarded as one of baseball's premier young hitting prospects when he was acquired by the Mariners as a catcher four years ago, Montero is now out of Minor League options and facing a critical spring as he tries to make Seattle's roster as a right-handed..." December 22

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    Shannon Drayer @shannondrayer

    Montero is here

  • Mariners GM: Jesus Montero has lost 40 pounds

    The Score "Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik expressed disappointment when Jesus Montero arrived at spring training last February roughly 40 pounds overweight, admitting shortly thereafter that he no longer had any expectations for the fallen prospect. Zduriencik noted Thursday that Montero..." January 22

  • Not coming to the plate: Jesus Montero has lost 30 pounds

    New York Post "No more ice cream sandwiches for Jesus Montero. The former top Yankees prospect, now better known for his girth than anything he’s done on the baseball field, has shed upwards of 30 pounds this offseason according to Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik — before the calendar has even..." January 02

  • Jesus Montero Attempts to Attack Scout with a Bat "Seattle's Jesus Montero was involved in an altercation during short-season Everett's game at Boise on Thursday. The first baseman exchanged words with a Mariners cross-checker and reportedly had to be physically restrained while attempting to enter the stands with a bat during the..." August 29

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    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    No confirmation from #Mariners, but hear that 1B Jesus Montero is on his way to Seattle. Batted .270 at Tacoma with eight homers, 40 RBIs.

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

    Rotoworld "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..." June 12

  • McClendon says it’s time for Montero to `put up or shut up’

    The News Tribune "Just in case first baseman Jesus Montero, the one-time super prospect, had any lingering doubts regarding his status within the Mariners’ organization…let manager Lloyd McClendon dispel them. “Get better,” McClendon said. “Get back to being the big-time prospect that he was in New York. Part of..." February 21

  • Jesus Montero gets to camp needing to lose weight

    CBS Sports "Mariners catcher/DH Jesus Montero is coming off a season in which he hit .208/.264/.327 (69 OPS+), was demoted to Triple-A and then was suspended for 50 games for his ties to the Biogenesis scandal. Under the circumstances, one might think that Montero would show up to spring training in..." February 12

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    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    Montero will primarily focus on first base now, tho GM Jack Zduriencik said he'll likely still do a little catching in camp this spring.

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    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    For those wondering, #Mariners are not bringing Jesus Montero to camp with pitchers and catchers. Will report with full squad.

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #Mariners are letting teams know that Jesus Montero, as well as Justin Smoak, are available in trades.

  • Other players ready to accept suspensions, but A-Rod fights on

    Yahoo! Sports "The vast majority of players implicated in the Biogenesis investigation plan on accepting suspensions of at least 50 games major league sources told Yahoo! Sports with a notable exception: New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez continues to hold out in spite of threats from Major League Baseball to..." July 31

  • MLB: A-Rod and eight others to be suspended this week

    New York Daily News "Major League Baseball officials told union leaders during a meeting at the Players Association’s midtown Manhattan offices on Tuesday that they plan to suspend Alex Rodriguez and eight other players who allegedly obtained performance-enhancing drugs from a South Florida anti-aging clinic. Most..." July 31

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    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    Jesus Montero has a torn meniscus in his left knee and will be out 4-6 weeks.

  • Montero's future with M's in question

    Fox Sports "Jesus Montero’s demotion to Triple-A has come with a position switch — and a muddled future with the Seattle Mariners. Montero, who as a Yankees prospect was compared to Miguel Cabrera, was sent down this week after hitting just .208 in 29 games this season. Observers noticed Montero playing..." May 26

  • Struggling Jesus Montero being sent to AAA by Mariners

    The News Tribune "On the heels of a six-game losing streak and a 2-7 road trip, the Seattle Mariners will make an expected and needed roster move sometime today. Catcher Jesus Montero will be sent to Triple A Tacoma, while catcher Jesus Sucre will be selected from the Rainiers. Double A back-up catcher Brandon..." May 23

  • Jesus Montero exits game after being hit in head by backswing

    Hardball Talk "Scary moment in this afternoon’s Cactus League game between the Mariners and Indians. According to Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times, Mariners catcher Jesus Montero made an early exit after he was hit in the head by the backswing of Indians prospect shortstop Francisco Lindor. He was down on the..." March 23

  • Jesus Montero Hits A Triple

    Lookout Landing "Once you reach physical maturity, your speed starts to decline. That's not true for everyone, but it's true in general. Last November, Jesus Montero turned 23 years old, and he's a professional athlete at the highest level in the world. In a cup of coffee with the Yankees in 2011, Montero hit zero..." March 09

  • Former Yankee Jesus Montero, now with the Mariners, linked to Anthony Bosch and performance-enhancing drugs

    New York Daily News "More bad news for agents Seth and Sam Levinson: Their client, former Yankee catcher Jesus Montero, is named in records from a South Florida anti-aging clinic linked to performance-enhancing drugs, the Daily News has learned. Montero, a top prospect who was traded to the Mariners before last..." February 06

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