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D-backs to lighten Montero's workload

PHOENIX -- Miguel Montero is used to playing every day and likes it, but that is expected to change over the final seven weeks of the season as the Diamondbacks take a longer look at Tuffy Gosewisch.  The move will save wear-and-tear on Montero, who already passed St. Louis' Yadier Molina and Baltimore's Matt Weiters for the most innings caught in the major leagues since...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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

Montero confused by home-plate collision rule

Nearly 25 minutes after Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Phillies had ended, D-backs catcher Miguel Montero was still upset. At issue was a play at home in the sixth inning when the throw easily beat Ryan Howard to the plate and he was called out, but after a replay review, it was ruled that Howard was safe because Montero violated rule 7.13, which was instituted this year to reduce...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Montero, Goldy power D-backs past Cubs

PHOENIX -- Miguel Montero hit a go-ahead, three-run double in the fifth, Paul Goldschmidt added a two-run homer, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 9-3 on Saturday night. Goldschmidt, with Montero a National League All-Star, went 3 for 3. He also scored three runs and walked twice, raising his batting average to .314. Wade Miley (6-6) went seven innings, allowing...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Montero named to replace Yadier at All-Star Game

D-backs catcher Miguel Montero planned to take his wife and two kids to Disneyland next week, but those plans changed suddenly Friday. Instead, the family is headed to Minnesota as Montero was added to the National League roster for the All-Star Game. Montero takes the place of injured Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, who was elected as the starter in the fan voting. Brewers backstop...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Montero powers D-backs out of last place

SAN DIEGO -- Miguel Montero hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks move out of last place in the NL West by beating the San Diego Padres 3-1 on Saturday night. Arizona started the season 8-22. With the win, the Diamondbacks moved percentage points ahead of the Padres in the standings. Josh Collmenter (6-5) pitched 5-1/3 innings, giving up one run...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 29, 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 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

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

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
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