Miguel Montero RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cubs activate Miguel Montero from disabled list

    ESPN "Cubs catcher Miguel Montero was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday while outfielder Ryan Kalish was designated for assignment as manager Joe Maddon has elected to carry three catchers. Montero had been sidelined by lower back tightness. "It gives us freedom to do things in..." May 14

  • Miguel Montero hopes tobacco ban helps him quit

    Larry Brown Sports "Tobacco has been part of baseball as long as anyone can remember. However, in the Windy City, that will no longer be the case. Chicago has banned smokeless tobacco at sports venues, which will go into effect during the upcoming baseball season. That will, of course, have an impact on White Sox..." March 17

  • Miguel Montero is back with the Cubs, but Kyle Schwarber isn't going anywhere

    Hardball Talk "Miguel Montero insisted last week that he could play through a left sprained thumb and sure enough the Cubs have activated the veteran catcher from the disabled list one day after he hit a grand slam at Double-A. Montero has been out since July 11 and returns after just four minor-league rehab..." August 07

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    Carrie Muskat @CarrieMuskat

    #Cubs Miguel Montero in clubhouse post game. Will be re-examined by hand specialist tmrw in Chicago. Has been hitting, catching 'pens in AZ

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    Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

    Miguel Montero will go on the DL according to a source. Schwarber returns...Don't know his role or anything until we get to Atl

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    Gordon Wittenmyer @GDubCub

    Montero (jammed thumb) had MRI but club plans to take a few days to evaluate. No broken bones.

  • Cubs catcher David Ross might be ready to return soon

    Chicago Tribune "David Ross might return sooner than expected, pending the results of an MRI on Miguel Montero's left thumb. Montero left Saturday's game after two innings after jamming his thumb while trying to catch a pitch from Jon Lester in the first inning of the Cubs' 5-1 loss to the White Sox. "I..." July 12

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    Chicago Cubs @Cubs

    Taylor Teagarden has replaced Miguel Montero behind the plate in the top of the 3rd. #Cubs

  • Diamondbacks trade Miguel Montero to Cubs

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks traded catcher and two-time All-Star Miguel Montero to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. In return, the Diamondbacks will get two players at the Single-A level, according to Arizona Sports' John Gambadoro. The other is Zack Godley, also a right-handed pitcher. The Cubs..." December 09

  • Cubs, Dodgers, White Sox in on Miguel Montero

    Hardball Talk "If you can catch, you’re valuable. Miguel Montero can catch, ergo: The Diamondbacks continue to have dialogue with other clubs on a variety of players, including catcher Miguel Montero . . . Among the teams the Diamondbacks have spoken to about Montero are the Chicago Cubs, the Los Angeles..." November 21

  • Montero confused by home-plate collision rule

    MLB.com "Nearly 25 minutes after Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Phillies had ended, D-backs catcher Miguel Montero was still upset. At issue was a play at home in the sixth inning when the throw easily beat Ryan Howard to the plate and he was called out, but after a replay review, it was ruled that Howard was..." July 28

  • Diamondbacks’ Miguel Montero says overswinging isn’t the reason he’s underperforming

    Arizona Republic "Miguel Montero came to bat in the bottom of the ninth inning the game tied at 3. He took the first pitch for a ball and then swung mightily at the next three pitches never making contact. “Those are the swings we’ve seen far too often this year” a Diamondbacks broadcaster said. Mention..." September 13

  • Diamondbacks get Miguel Montero, Eric Chavez back from DL

    CBS Sports "Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero and third baseman Eric Chavez have both been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list the club announced Monday evening. In corresponding moves infielder Matt Davidson and catcher Tuffy Gosewisch are headed back to Triple-A Reno. Montero 30 is having an..." August 26

  • Diamondbacks place Miguel Montero on disabled list

    CBS Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed catcher Miguel Montero on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 29 with a lower back strain the club announced Thursday. As a corresponding move catcher Tuffy Gosewisch has been recalled from Triple-A Reno. Montero 30 is hitting .228/.316/.345 with..." August 01

  • Miguel Montero on Zack Greinke: “He’s a little chickens**t”

    Hardball Talk "MLB handed down suspensions yesterday for Tuesday’s benches-clearing brawl between the Diamondbacks and Dodgers, with Arizona’s Ian Kennedy receiving a 10-game suspension and Eric Hinske getting five games. J.P. Howell and Skip Schumaker both got two games on the Dodgers’ side of things while..." June 15

  • Montero on Trevor Bauer: 'He never wanted to listen'

    ArizonaSports.com "It was common knowledge last season that Diamondbacks pitcher Trevor Bauer did not do a great job of endearing himself to the rest of the team. It would be unfair to classify him as having "feuded" with the likes of Kirk Gibson and catcher Miguel Montero, but it's fair to speculate that his..." February 12

  • Take Your Pick: Miguel Montero or Yadier Molina?

    AZ Snake Pit "The Incredible Catching Molinas have been a mainstay of major-league baseball for what seems like forever, and are the only trio of siblings all to have won World Series rings. From 2004 through 2010, Bengie Molina, Jose Molina and Yadier Molina were all regular starters at catcher, and even..." January 08

  • Arizona Diamondbacks' Miguel Montero striving to improve

    Arizona Republic "Miguel Montero has everything he ever wanted. It's not enough. Nearing the end of a season in which he set personal highs in several offensive categories, improved his defensive skills and signed a five-year, $60 million contract, Montero remains as driven as he was that April day in 2001 when..." October 02

  • Dodgers fall out of first-place tie in NL West

    Los Angeles Times "The Arizona Diamondbacks are making it clear that the National League West race isn't only between the Dodgers and San Francisco Giants. Though the Dodgers acquired outfielder Shane Victorino and reliever Brandon League in trades Tuesday to bolster their playoff hopes, Arizona defeated Los..." August 01

  • Arizona Diamondbacks C Miguel Montero, young Trevor Bauer still getting in sync

    Arizona Republic "On most nights, there are perhaps three or four times when a Diamondbacks starting pitcher will look in for a sign from catcher Miguel Montero and quickly give a shake of his head. Montero might be calling for, say, a fastball when the pitcher wants a curveball. But on Tuesday night,..." July 05

  • Arizona Diamondbacks' Miguel Montero heating up

    Arizona Republic "Catcher Miguel Montero's at-bats have been better the past few days. He's been working deep counts, driving the ball the other way -- the sort of things he does when he's swinging well. But he says it's not a matter of being able to relax now that his contract situation is out of the way -- he..." June 04

  • Report: Diamondbacks, Miguel Montero agree to contract extension

    ArizonaSports.com "It looks like any fears the D-backs would lose catcher Miguel Montero as a free agent can be put to bed. According to FoxSports.com MLB writer Jon Morosi, the team and its catcher have agreed to a five-year extension. Montero, 28, is hitting .255 with two home runs and 21 RBI on the season,..." May 25

  • D-backs' Montero day-to-day with mild groin strain

    ArizonaSports.com "The injury bug continues to bite the Arizona Diamondbacks. Catcher Miguel Montero exited Monday night's game against the Dodgers due to a mild left groin strain. Montero tweaked the groin when chasing after a pop foul ball behind home plate in the top of the sixth inning. "I didn't feel..." May 22

  • Diamondbacks plan to rest Miguel Montero, give Henry Blanco first start of season

    Arizona Republic "Told that his manager plans to give him his first day off Sunday, Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero shrugged. "Well," he said, "161 then." That's probably a stretch, but Montero proved to be one of the more durable catchers in baseball last season, tying with St. Louis' Yadier Molina for..." April 15

  • Miguel Montero stays focused on playing well, not big payday

    Arizona Republic "In the days immediately after talks broke down with the Diamondbacks last month, Miguel Montero couldn't keep himself from thinking about the contract offer he had declined. He couldn't help but wonder: Did I make the right decision? But within a few days, he said, he had moved on, and now,..." April 01

  • Arizona Diamondbacks, Miguel Montero break off contract talks

    Arizona Republic "Catcher Miguel Montero insists he wants to remain with the Diamondbacks for the long haul, but Wednesday's news that extension talks have been tabled raises concerns that this could be his last season in Arizona. "We weren't able to find any common ground," Diamondbacks General Manager Kevin..." March 01

  • Montero, D-backs agree to deal at last minute

    MLB.com "Moments before a scheduled salary-arbitration hearing Tuesday, the D-backs and catcher Miguel Montero settled on a one-year deal worth $5.9 million. "I was sitting in the [hearing] room," Montero said by phone from Tampa, Fla. "I was getting a bottle of water right before it was supposed to..." January 31

  • Diamondbacks' talks with Miguel Montero at standstill

    Arizona Republic "When it comes to a long-term contract, interest is mutual between the Diamondbacks and catcher Miguel Montero. The question seems to be about the length of the term. General Manager Kevin Towers said he has spoken with Montero this off-season about a contract extension, but talks are at a..." November 16

  • Arizona Diamondbacks' Miguel Montero seeks pop at the plate

    Arizona Republic "By any measure, catcher Miguel Montero has enjoyed a career year for the Diamondbacks. Montero, who hit .282, played in more games (140), hit more home runs (18) and drove in more runs (86) than in any season of his career. He deftly handled a young pitching staff that produced a..." October 04

  • Miguel Montero making huge strides

    Arizona Republic "Years ago in Venezuela, a young Miguel Montero, seemed destined to become a catcher. "I didn't have the body to be a shortstop or outfielder, so that that was the only way I could go," he said. He chose the right path. Montero, having a breakout year with the Diamondbacks, has evolved into..." September 16

  • Miguel Montero eager to remain with Diamondbacks

    Arizona Republic "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..." September 07

  • Diamondbacks' Justin Upton, Chris Young, Miguel Montero grow into leaders

    Arizona Republic "A few years ago, players such as Chris Young, Justin Upton and Miguel Montero were just learning the ins and outs of being major-leaguers. Today, they are three of the leaders on a Diamondbacks team that has been the surprise of the season. "They were very, very young; they didn't know what..." September 01

  • Diamondbacks' Miguel Montero excelling at throwing out baserunners

    Arizona Republic "The way Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero sees it, it's a good thing he has excelled recently at throwing out attempted base stealers. "I know I'm not hitting, so I've got to do something else," Montero said. Montero's batting average has dropped 13 points because of a recent 10-for-53..." August 21

  • Miguel Montero added to NL All-Star team

    Arizona Republic "Catcher Miguel Montero was eating his postgame meal when he got called into manager Kirk Gibson's office. For whatever reason, he said, he had a feeling what Gibson was going to tell him, and it turned out he was right. He had made the All-Star team. "I felt like when I got called up, to be..." July 11

  • Miguel Montero powers Arizona Diamondbacks over Florida Marlins

    Arizona Republic "Kirk Gibson didn't even want to try to make sense of it, and he wasn't about to consider any of the frustrating aspects of Monday night's 12-9 win over the Florida Marlins. It was a win, which is all that matters. And after the long, late-night/early-morning flight home, he and his players..." June 14

  • Diamondbacks' Miguel Montero playing strong on right knee

    Arizona Republic "His knee has been stretched, bent and torqued. And yes, Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero smiled each time. Montero's right knee, which suffered an injury early last season and limited him to just 85 games in 2010, is just fine, thanks. He has been looking forward to feeling this good for..." April 10