Changes on mound, in lineup don't change result for D-backs

PHOENIX -- Miguel Montero moved into the cleanup spot Monday for the first time this season, and it went well. Montero had three hits and a sacrifice fly and drove in all three of the Diamondbacks' runs. Yet not even a new No. 4 hitter and new/old face in the starting rotation, Josh Collmenter, could shake the D-backs from their early-season skid in a 7-3 loss to the Mets at...
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Montero takes on extra load while trying to lighten up

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Miguel Montero's plate is full, more than ever. In addition to a catcher's normal longer-than-most work day, one of the D-backs' initiatives this year is to get their catchers more involved in directing the pitching staff, and that means daily meetings with pitching coaches. It is the busiest spring of Montero's life, and he loves it. "Vintage...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Miguel Montero dealing with sore back

Many in this city have been clamoring for Wil Nieves to get more playing time over Miguel Montero, and it looks like many of us will get our wish. Montero is not in the lineup for the second straight night and now we know why. According to Jack Magruder, Montero tweaked his back on a swing in the cage before Tuesday’s game and will see a doctor.
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July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Miguel Montero wags finger at Yasiel Puig after home plate collision (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Miguel Montero wagged his finger at Los Angeles Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig after tagging him out at home plate during Tuesday night's game in Phoenix. Puig tried to score from first on a fly ball to center field that was dropped by D-backs outfielder Adam Eaton. Two runs scored on the play, but Puig ignored...
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July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Miguel Montero makes bat selection with his teeth (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero was caught on camera as he appeared to be licking some bats on the dugout steps during Monday night's game at Citi Field against the New York Mets. Montero put his mouth to the barrel of two bats to select which one he was going to use for his seventh inning at-bat, and after this video went...
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July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

D-backs' Montero licks his bats

In yet another example showcasing that baseball players are among the strangest athletes out there when it comes to bizarre habits, strange rituals and unhinged superstitions, Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero was caught on video licking a couple of bats during a recent game in order to determine which bat he would use during his [...]The post Diamondbacks catcher Miguel...
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July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

D-backs, Montero agree to 5-year extension

PHOENIX The Diamondbacks made a proactive move Friday in agreeing to a five-year, 60 million contract extension with catcher Miguel Montero. Montero would have been the prize catcher on the free agent market this winter, and big-market teams such as the Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston and the New York Mets are among those who could be in the market for a top-tier catcher. The D-backs...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Montero rewarding Diamondbacks for belief

Miguel Montero was 17. Every major-league club but one already had rejected him. He was ready to quit baseball, finish high school and go study mechanical engineering in college. The Arizona Diamondbacks were his last hope. Junior Noboa, the teams vice president of Latin operations, had flown to Venezuela to oversee the tryout from his native Dominican Republic. Noboa's plane...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Montero's price might be too steep for D-backs

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Miguel Montero may have priced himself out of the Diamondbacks future. A first-time All-Star last year, Montero was seeking a multi-year contract worth about 12 million-13 million a year before the sides broke off negotiations this spring, a source with knowledge of the talks said Thursday. The D-backs, who broke their budget to sign free agents Jason Kubel...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

D-backs avoid arbitration with Montero, Roberts

PHOENIX The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Tuesday that they have avoided arbitration and agreed to terms with All-Star catcher Miguel Montero and infielder Ryan Roberts on one-year contracts. Montero, 28, was named to his first National League All-Star Team in 2011 and led all NL catchers with a .471 slugging percentage, 36 doubles, 55 extra-base hits and 86 RBI. Montero hit ...
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January 31, 2012  |  Discuss

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