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Miguel Montero | Catcher | #14

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/9/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / UDFA / ARZ
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ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that Miguel Montero "is taking some time to assess his future" after electing free agency following an outright assignment by the Nationals.
Montero's wife just gave birth to a son, so the catcher understandably wants to spend some time with his family, Montero's agent, Paul Kinzer, told Crasnick. He won't have trouble finding at least a minor league contract somewhere when he's ready. Apr 15 - 11:41 AM

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Nationals designated C Miguel Montero for assignment.

Matt Wieters (oblique) is back from the disabled list and Pedro Severino will stay on the roster as the team's No. 2 catcher. Montero went 0-for-11 during his short-lived run with the Nationals.
Apr 11 - 10:30 AM

Nationals activated C Miguel Montero from the paternity leave list.

Montero was away from the club for a couple of games to welcome a new member of his family. The veteran catcher is 0-for-11 with two walks and three strikeouts so far this season for the Nationals.
Apr 10 - 2:32 PM

Nationals placed C Miguel Montero on the paternity leave list.

He'll be away from the club for a couple of days. Jhonathan Solano had his contract purchased from Triple-A Syracuse to provide depth behind the plate in his absence.
Apr 7 - 10:03 AM

Miguel Montero will be the Nationals' backup catcher to start the year.

The 34-year-old was in camp as a non-roster invitee but showed enough -- or perhaps competition Pedro Severino failed to show enough -- to earn the roster spot. He'll back up starter Matt Wieters.
Mar 24 - 4:07 PM

Miguel Montero hit his first homer and walked versus the Mets on Thursday.

Montero would seem to have the edge over Pedro Severino for a job as Matt Wieters' caddy, though the Nationals could yet bring in some outside help behind the plate.
Mar 8 - 5:11 PM

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

Blue Jays activated C Miguel Montero from the 10-day disabled list.

He only needed one rehab game to shake off the rust, going 0-for-3 in his lone game at Triple-A Buffalo. Montero should get most of the starts behind the plate until Russell Martin returns from a strained oblique. The Jays designated Michael Ohlman for assignment in the corresponding move.
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 05:06:00 PM

Miguel Montero (groin) has been cleared for a minor league rehab assignment after running the bases on Monday.

Montero will now head to Triple-A Buffalo for a brief minor league rehab assignment. The veteran backtsop has been sidelined since early August with a groin strain.
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 04:00:00 PM

Miguel Montero (groin) took part in batting practice on Wednesday.

Montero initially suffered a groin strain last Wednesday and was subsequently placed on the 10-day disabled list. He is progressing well in his rehab -- he will next test the injury by running -- and is not expected to miss much more than the minimum on the disabled list.
Wed, Aug 9, 2017 04:45:00 PM

Blue Jays placed C Miguel Montero on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to August 3, with a strained groin.

Montero was injured during Wednesday's game. Raffy Lopez is up to serve as Russell Martin's backup.
Fri, Aug 4, 2017 04:56:00 PM

Miguel Montero left Wednesday's game against the White Sox due to a strained groin.

Montero was replaced behind the plate by Russell Martin in the seventh inning after suffering the groin strain. He will be reevaluated on Thursday and should be considered day-to-day for the time being.
Wed, Aug 2, 2017 05:06:00 PM

Miguel Montero was lifted from Wednesday's game against the White Sox with an apparent injury.

Russell Martin replaced Montero behind the plate after he exited stage left in the seventh inning. The Blue Jays figure to pass along a more specific update on the injury concern in the coming hours.
Wed, Aug 2, 2017 04:28:00 PM

Miguel Montero slugged his fifth homer Saturday in Toronto’s 6-5 loss to the Angels.

Montero broke a 3-3 tie in the sixth by launching a two-run shot off rookie Troy Scribner. That was Montero’s only hit of the afternoon, though he also scored on a fifth-inning sac fly after working a leadoff walk. Montero has hit only .100 (3-for-30) since his trade from the Cubs earlier this month.
Sat, Jul 29, 2017 05:46:00 PM

Blue Jays acquired C Miguel Montero and cash considerations from the Cubs for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs are expected to pick up the majority of Montero's remaining contract. Montero was designated for assignment last week after he publicly criticized Jake Arrieta and the Cubs' pitching staff for their inability to hold baserunners. That's a big no-no to do to a teammate, but the Blue Jays are willing to add him as Russell Martin's backup.
Mon, Jul 3, 2017 10:03:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Spencer Kieboom
3Pedro Severino
4Jhonatan Solano
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Mark Reynolds
2B1Wilmer Difo
2Howie Kendrick
SS1Trea Turner
3B1Anthony Rendon
2Adrian Sanchez
LF1Juan Soto
CF1Bryce Harper
2Michael Taylor
3Andrew Stevenson
RF1Adam Eaton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Jeremy Hellickson
5Erick Fedde
6Joe Ross
7Jefry Rodriguez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kyle Barraclough
2Sean Doolittle
3Kelvin Herrera
4Justin Miller
5Koda Glover
6Matt Grace
7Greg Holland
8Wander Suero
9Sammy Solis
10Tim Collins
11Joaquin Benoit
12Jimmy Cordero
13Austen Williams
14Austin Voth
15Kyle McGowin