|Sep. 29 4:47 PM PT5:47 PM MT6:47 PM CT7:47 PM ET19:47 ET23:47 GMT7:47 4:47 PM MST6:47 PM EST7:17 PM VEN3:47 UAE (+1)6:47 PM CT-The Seattle Mariners have activated Jesus Montero off the suspended list.
Analysis: Montero was placed on the suspended list Sept. 1 after a heated confrontation with cross-checker Butch Baccala in the stands at a minor league game in Boise, Idaho. Montero was on a rehab assignment.
|Sep. 1 12:56 PM PT1:56 PM MT2:56 PM CT3:56 PM ET15:56 ET19:56 GMT3:56 12:56 PM MST2:56 PM EST3:26 PM VEN23:56 UAE2:56 PM CT-The Seattle Mariners have put first baseman-designated hitter Jesus Montero on the suspended list.
Analysis: The 24-year-old Montero was recalled from his rehabilitation assignment Friday following a verbal altercation with a Mariners scout at a Class A Northwest League game. General manager Jack Zduriencik said Friday that Montero wouldn't play again this year following the heated argument in the stands in Boise, Idaho. Zduriencik said the actions of Montero and cross-checker Butch Baccala were "unacceptable" and "embarrassing" for the club.
|Aug. 29 4:17 PM PT5:17 PM MT6:17 PM CT7:17 PM ET19:17 ET23:17 GMT7:17 4:17 PM MST6:17 PM EST6:47 PM VEN3:17 UAE (+1)6:17 PM CT-Montero will not play baseball again this season for the Seattle Mariners' organization after a heated confrontation in the stands with a team scout during a minor league game in Boise, Idaho.
Analysis: Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik on Friday called the actions of Montero and cross-checker Butch Baccala ''unacceptable.'' The argument came during a Single-A game between the Boise Hawks and Seattle's affiliate, the Everett AquaSox, on Thursday night. Montero was with the Single-A club while recovering from an oblique injury in the hopes that the first baseman and designated hitter could be a possible September addition to the Mariners when rosters expand.
|June 12 4:21 PM PT5:21 PM MT6:21 PM CT7:21 PM ET19:21 ET23:21 GMT7:21 4:21 PM MST6:21 PM EST6:51 PM VEN3:21 UAE (+1)6:21 PM CT-Montero has been recalled by the Seattle Mariners, his first stint in the majors since a 50-game suspension after being connected to baseball's Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug investigation.
Analysis: Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon said Montero would be mostly used against left-handed pitchers and as a designated hitter, but is an option to play in the field at first base. Montero was the centerpiece of a trade before the 2012 season that sent pitcher Michael Pineda to New York and brought Montero to Seattle. He was a top prospect in the Yankees organization but has not matched that potential in Seattle.
|Feb. 12 2:11 PM PT3:11 PM MT4:11 PM CT5:11 PM ET17:11 ET22:11 GMT6:11 3:11 PM MST5:11 PM EST5:41 PM VEN2:11 UAE (+1)4:11 PM CT-Montero was visibly nervous Wednesday as he apologized to his Seattle Mariners teammates and their fans.
Analysis: The catcher-turned-first baseman was joining the team at spring training for the first time since receiving a 50-game suspension after being connected to baseball's Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug investigation. "I want to apologize to the whole organization and all my teammates for what I did last year," Montero said, his voice tinged with emotion. "I know I made a bad mistake last year and I don't know what I was thinking. But I'm here right now this year to be better and to help the team to win."