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Miguel Montero | Catcher | #14

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/9/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / UDFA / ARZ
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Nationals signed C Miguel Montero to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Montero has struggled both offensively and defensively over the last two seasons, but the 34-year-old will have a decent shot at claiming the Nationals' backup catcher job behind Matt Wieters. And with Washington looking to get Wieters more rest in 2018, Montero could find semi-regular playing time in that role. He batted .216/.310/.346 in 76 games last year between the Cubs and Blue Jays. Pedro Severino will be Montero's primary competition this spring. Feb 1 - 2:21 PM

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MLB.com's Jamal Collier writes that the Nationals plan on "using more of a platoon" with Matt Wieters at catcher this season.

Wieters has hit better against lefties in his career, so it's unlikely we're talking about any sort of strict platoon here, but rather the Nats simply planning to rest the veteran catcher more. Coming off a season in which he hit an ugly .225/.288/.344, Wieters should only be considered in two-catcher leagues at this point. Pedro Severino will have to hold off non-roster invitee Miguel Montero to be the No. 2 behind Wieters.
Source: MLB.com
Feb 9 - 3:54 PM

Russell Martin is getting the day off Wednesday afternoon against the White Sox.

Miguel Montero will start at catcher and bat eighth versus White Sox left-hander Derek Holland. It's a routine breather for Martin, who drove in two runs in Tuesday night's 8-4 victory.
Wed, Aug 2, 2017 11:26:00 AM

Josh Donaldson is not in the Blue Jays' lineup Sunday.

Jose Bautista is also getting a day off. The Jays have Russell Martin at third base, Miguel Montero at catcher and Ezequiel Carrera in right field.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017 10:20:00 AM

Russell Martin is not in the Blue Jays' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather. Miguel Montero will start in Martin's place.
Sun, Jul 16, 2017 10:11:00 AM

Willson Contreras is not in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

He's just getting a day off. Miguel Montero will do the catching.
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 03:01:00 PM

Ben Zobrist (wrist) has returned to the Cubs' lineup Monday against the Padres.

Zobrist missed back-to-back games over the weekend after tweaking his left wrist during Friday's game, but he's feeling better now. He'll hit leadoff and start in right field while Jason Heyward will play center. Miguel Montero will start behind the plate and catch Kyle Hendricks.
Mon, May 29, 2017 01:34:00 PM

Willson Contreras is not in the Cubs' lineup Saturday against the Dodgers.

He's out of the lineup for the second time in three days. Miguel Montero will catch for right-hander John Lackey on Saturday. Contreras hasn't hit for a high average this year (just .235 in 132 at-bats) but ranks fourth among catchers with 22 RBI.
Sat, May 27, 2017 04:41:00 PM

Javier Baez is batting leadoff for the Cubs on Wednesday night against the Giants.

A nice reward for his hot May. Baez has slashed .318/.338/.636 with six home runs, 16 RBI, two stolen bases, and 13 runs scored in 19 games since the calendar flipped from April. Ben Zobrist is out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Wednesday against Giants lefty Matt Moore, as is Willson Contreras. Miguel Montero will catch.
Wed, May 24, 2017 03:09:00 PM

Willson Contreras is out of the lineup for the first game of the doubleheader against the Rockies on Tuesday.

Miguel Montero will start behind the plate and catch Jake Arrieta in the first game. Contreras will catch John Lackey in Game 2.
Tue, May 9, 2017 11:25:00 AM

Willson Contreras is not in Monday's lineup versus the Pirates.

Miguel Montero will start in his place and catch left-hander Brett Anderson. He's batting seventh against Chad Kuhl.
Mon, Apr 24, 2017 02:24:00 PM

Ben Zobrist (back) is back in the Cubs' lineup Sunday.

Zobrist missed a couple games with a sore back, but he'll play second base and bat cleanup Sunday. Willson Contreras is sitting out even after going 3-for-4 with a grand slam Saturday, as Miguel Montero will do the catching.
Sun, Apr 23, 2017 09:33:00 AM

Willson Contreras is not in Monday's lineup against the Brewers.

He'll get a breather with John Lackey on the hill. Miguel Montero will start behind the plate and bat seventh against Chase Anderson.
Mon, Apr 17, 2017 02:59:00 PM

Willson Contreras is not in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

He's just getting a breather. Miguel Montero will catch Kyle Hendricks. The Cubs have Jason Heyward in center field Friday, with Ben Zobrist in right and Javy Baez at second base.
Fri, Apr 14, 2017 10:38:00 AM

Willson Contreras is absent from the Cubs' lineup Sunday.

It's a simple day off. Miguel Montero will catch Jake Arrieta. The Cubs also have Jon Jay in center field Sunday.
Sun, Apr 9, 2017 10:50:00 AM

Willson Contreras is not in the Cubs' lineup Thursday.

The Cubs are sticking with the same lineup they had before Wednesday's game was rained out. It will be Miguel Montero behind the plate and Jon Jay in center field for them Thursday.
Thu, Apr 6, 2017 10:20:00 AM

Willson Contreras is not in the Cubs' lineup for Wednesday's series finale against the Cardinals.

No surprise here. Catchers often sit for afternoon games after playing the night before. Miguel Montero will catch for right-hander John Lackey and bat seventh. Contreras could see time in the outfield and first base when he's not behind the plate this year, but today he'll watch from the dugout.
Wed, Apr 5, 2017 11:21:00 AM

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