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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
Contract: view contract details

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Miguel Montero confirmed to Jon Heyman of FanCred Sports that he's retired.
Montero previously told Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic that he's "pretty much retired," but he has since clarified that by saying, "I'm done." It was already pretty clear that he's moved on to his next act, as the 35-year-old has begun to work as an agent and is the CEO of ZT Sports. Mon, Dec 10, 2018 08:46:00 AM

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Miguel Montero told Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic that he's "pretty much retired."

Montero hasn't played anywhere since electing free agency following an outright assignment by the Nationals last April. He's already in the midst of a new career as a baseball agent and is the CEO of ZT Sports. Montero, 35, was a two-time All-Star and a career .256/.340/.411 hitter who will finish with 126 home runs.
Sun, Dec 9, 2018 09:54:00 AM

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.
Sun, Apr 15, 2018 11:41:00 AM

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.
Wed, Apr 11, 2018 10:30:00 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.
Tue, Apr 10, 2018 02:32:00 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.
Sat, Apr 7, 2018 10:03:00 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.
Sat, Mar 24, 2018 04:07:00 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.
Thu, Mar 8, 2018 05:11:00 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.
Thu, Feb 1, 2018 02:21:00 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

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