Montero: "It's time for me to move on"


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Gary Vasquez - USA Today Sports
Gary Vasquez - USA Today Sports

Chicago Cubs backup catcher Miguel Montero was designated for assignment on Wednesday after he made some provocative comments about Jake Arrieta not helping him as the Nationals stole seven bases last night.

"It really sucked, because the stolen bases go on me," Montero said. "But when you really look at it, the pitcher doesn’t give me any time, so yeah, ‘Miggy can’t throw anyone out,’ but my pitchers don’t hold anyone on."

Montero knows that the Cubs will be all right without him according to an interview with the Chicago Tribune.

"I understand the business," Montero said. "I hope they take off and do well now that I'm gone."

Montero will miss the people that he met in Chicago but knows that it is time for his next home.

"I had a great time in Chicago and with the fans. It's time for me to move on, and it's time for the team to move on without me."

Montero also said that he apologized to Arrieta for his comments.

In 2017, Montero is batting .286 with four homers and eight RBI. Defensively, he didn't throw out a baserunner the entire season going a horrific 0-for-31.

Tags: Miguel Montero, Jake Arrieta
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