Jesus Montero 1B SEA 3 days ago

Montero was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma following Tuesday's game, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

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Jesus Montero 1B SEA 3 days ago

Montero is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Astros, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

Jesus Montero 1B SEA 5 days ago

Montero is back in the lineup on Monday, batting seventh as the designated hitter, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Jesus Montero 1B SEA 7 days ago

Montero is not in Saturday's lineup, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News-Tribune reports.

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Jesus Montero 1B SEA 1 week ago

Montero is not in the lineup Friday against the White Sox, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Jesus Montero 1B SEA 1 week ago

Montero is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Athletics.

Jesus Montero 1B SEA 2 months ago

Montero will start at first base and bat seventh Friday against Hector Santiago and the Angels, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

The 25-year-old was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday with the expectation being that he would play at DH against left-handed pitching, but manager Lloyd McClendon will give him a look at first base Friday to gauge for himself Montero's progress at the position. Montero has posted an .899 OPS and 15 homers with Tacoma this season, with a .362/.417/.655 batting line against left-handed pitching.

Jesus Montero 1B SEA 2 months ago

Montero was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

A corresponding move was not immediately announced, but Montero has joined the team in Seattle and is primed to take on a short-end platoon role at DH, seeing starts against left-handed pitching. Montero has gone 16-for-31 with Tacoma to begin July, raising his batting line with the affiliate to .332/.370/.529 for the season and bringing his home run total to 15.

Jesus Montero 1B SEA 4 months ago

Montero is batting .304 at Triple-A Tacoma with 10 multi-hit games, five doubles and three homers.

If the struggling Mariners don't turn things around soon, it won't be surprising if Montero gets called up. Nelson Cruz, who's proven his middling defense is not a liability, could shift to outfield while Montero plays DH. Dustin Ackley, who is hitting .182, would lose his outfield spot.

Jesus Montero 1B SEA 6 months ago

Montero, as expected, was optioned to Triple-A on Friday, the Seattle Times reports.

Montero's focus this spring was more on just saving his career rather than making the Seattle roster. He started well by showing up to camp 40 pounds lighter, but he still needs to fix his swing -- "There's a big loop in his swing," manager Lloyd McClendon said -- and become competent at first base. No longer a catcher, Montero doesn't really have a spot for callup even if he tears up Triple-A. His best chance is an injury to first baseman Logan Morrison.