Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/23/12
Catcher Miguel Montero was held out of Arizona's starting lineup Tuesday and is not expected to play Wednesday, manager Kirk Gibson said, but the Diamondbacks do not believe his strained left groin is DL-threatening. Montero, who suffered the injury while making a quick move after a foul popup, was replaced by pinch hitter Henry Blanco in the sixth inning Monday. Blanco had three hits and an RBI and threw out two runners attempting to steal second base in an 8-7 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, and Konrad Schmidt was recalled from Class AAA Reno to add catching depth. "We don't think it's 15 days, but at the same time we don't want to push him. We'll take a couple of days and see how he progresses," manager Kirk Gibson said. Montero leads the D-backs with 21 RBI, three more than left fielder Jason Kubel, while hitting .255 with five doubles and one home run. Montero has five hits and five RBI in his last six games, and his two-run double at Kansas City broke a 4-4 tie...
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