Miguel Montero Photo

Miguel Montero is in his second season with the Cubs after he was acquired by Chicago, December 9, 2014, from Arizona for minor league right-handers Zack Godley and Jeferson Mejia ... is a two-time N.L. All-Star catcher (2011, 2014) who has appeared in 1,019 major league contests between the D-backs (2006-14) and Cubs. Is a career .262 hitter (881-for-3,364) with 183 doubles, 112 home runs, 501 RBI and a .343 on-base percentage in his 1,019 big league games. Has played in at least 136 games in three of the last five seasons, recorded at least 20 doubles in five of the last seven seasons and connected on 10 or more home runs in seven of the last nine campaigns since 2007. His 97 home runs since the 2009 campaign are second-most for a left-handed hitting catcher (Brian McCann leads with 155). Has thrown out 145 of 582 (24.9 percent) baserunners attempting to steal in his big league career. Is the Arizona Diamondbacks all-time leader as catcher in games played (837), home runs (93), RBI (431) and innings caught (7,056.1 IP). Garnered the Good Guy Award from the Arizona chapter of the BBWAA in 2011 and 2013. Played for the World Team at the MLB All-Star Futures Game in Detroit in 2005. Owns a .286 batting average (525-for-1,837) with 245 runs scored, 99 doubles, nine triples, 64 home runs and 307 RBI in 524 career minor league games. Originally signed with the D-backs as a non-drafted free agent on April 23, 2001. Attended Nuestra Senora la Esperanza High School in Caracas, Venezuela.

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