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MIGUEL MONTERO RUMORS

Confusing plate-blocking rule has Montero longing for collision days

Given his druthers, Miguel Montero says he'd rather be run over by 250-pound Ryan Howard than try to figure out exactly how the heck he's supposed to position himself on a throw to home plate. Montero's frustration with a new rule designed to minimize home-plate collisions boiled over following a play in the Diamondbacks' 4-2 loss to the Phillies on Sunday in Philadelphia...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

D-Backs fan spills beer on date attempting to grab foul ball

Your browser does not support iframes.An Arizona Diamondbacks fan spilled beer on his date's coat while attempting to grab a foul ball during the bottom of the fifth inning of Monday night's game against Colorado.The fan had his left hand free while holding a cup of beer in his right hand as the foul ball by D-backs batter Miguel Montero came towards him. Unfortunately,...
Via Holdout Sports
April 29, 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.
Via One is the Loneliest Number
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...
Via Holdout Sports
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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

Diamondbacks always believed in Montero

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 team's vice president of Latin operations, had flown to Venezuela to oversee the tryout, flown from his native Dominican Republic. Noboa...
Via Fox Sports
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 ...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 31, 2012  |  Discuss
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