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Miguel Montero
.216 8 33
Team: Chi CubsHt / Wt: 5-11 / 210 NFBC ADP: 455.78
Position: CBorn: 7/9/1983 Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Bats/Throws: L/R Draft: Undrafted by Diamondbacks (2001)

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Oct. 16 10:00 PM PT11:00 PM MT12:00 AM CT1:00 AM ET1:00 ET5:00 GMT13:00 10:00 PM MST12:00 AM EST12:30 AM VEN9:00 UAE12:00 AM CT-Montero snapped an eighth-inning tie with the third pinch-hit grand slam in postseason history, and Chicago beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 in Game 1 on Saturday night, moving the Cubs a step closer to their first pennant in 71 years.
Analysis: What a moment for Montero, who had a rough season as he hit a career-low .215. He's just another bat of the Cubs' bench who can make things happen in a pinch.
Sep. 16 3:15 PM PT4:15 PM MT5:15 PM CT6:15 PM ET18:15 ET22:15 GMT6:15 3:15 PM MST5:15 PM EST5:45 PM VEN2:15 UAE (+1)5:15 PM CT-Montero homered in the 10th inning to give the Cubs a 5-4 victory over the Brewers on Friday.
Analysis: He's 8 for 21 with a pair of solo homers and three doubles over his last six games.
July 26 7:36 AM PT8:36 AM MT9:36 AM CT10:36 AM ET10:36 ET14:36 GMT22:36 7:36 AM MST9:36 AM EST10:06 AM VEN18:36 UAE9:36 AM CT-Montero went 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored Monday.
Analysis: He's gone 4 for 9 over his last three games to raise his average to .204, the highest it's been since he was at .207 on June 25.
June 25 5:22 PM PT6:22 PM MT7:22 PM CT8:22 PM ET20:22 ET0:22 GMT8:22 5:22 PM MST7:22 PM EST7:52 PM VEN4:22 UAE (+1)7:22 PM CT-Montero (right knee) returned to the lineup in Saturday's loss to Miami after missing the last two games.
Analysis: Montero went 2 for 4 with a solo homer in his return after going 2 for 17 in his previous six games.
June 22 4:58 PM PT5:58 PM MT6:58 PM CT7:58 PM ET19:58 ET23:58 GMT7:58 4:58 PM MST6:58 PM EST7:28 PM VEN3:58 UAE (+1)6:58 PM CT-Montero left Wednesday's game against St. Louis in the sixth inning with a sore right knee.
Analysis: The veteran catcher took a shot to his leg from a sliding Brandon Moss on a play at the plate, but checked out fine afterwards. Montero may be held out of Thursday's game at Miami, but this doesn't appear to be a long-term issue.
May 30 11:52 AM PT12:52 PM MT1:52 PM CT2:52 PM ET14:52 ET18:52 GMT2:52 11:52 AM MST1:52 PM EST2:22 PM VEN22:52 UAE1:52 PM CT-Montero drilled a solo homer and drove in two runs Sunday.
Analysis: Montero is only batting .227.
May 20 3:16 PM PT4:16 PM MT5:16 PM CT6:16 PM ET18:16 ET22:16 GMT6:16 3:16 PM MST5:16 PM EST5:46 PM VEN2:16 UAE (+1)5:16 PM CT-Montero had two hits, including a triple, and drove in a run in a 5-3 loss in Milwaukee on Thursday.
Analysis: Montero was 0 for 20 in his previous seven games dating back to April 20. He was playing his fifth since returning from an ailing back.
Apr. 28 10:02 AM PT11:02 AM MT12:02 PM CT1:02 PM ET13:02 ET17:02 GMT1:02 10:02 AM MST12:02 PM EST12:32 PM VEN21:02 UAE12:02 PM CT-The Cubs have activated Montero from the 15-day disabled list.
Analysis: Montero will catch and bat eighth Saturday against Pittsburgh. The veteran, out since April 24 with lower back tightness, went 2 for 10 on a three-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa earlier in the week.
Apr. 5 3:49 PM PT4:49 PM MT5:49 PM CT6:49 PM ET18:49 ET22:49 GMT6:49 3:49 PM MST5:49 PM EST6:19 PM VEN2:49 UAE (+1)5:49 PM CT-Montero launched a two-run home run in Monday's opener.
Analysis: He went 2 for 5 and finished with three RBIs.

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