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Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Montero will be placed on the disabled list due to a thumb injury, according to ESPN Chicago. Montero jammed the thumb prior to the All-Star break, and apparently the time off wasn't sufficient for him to recover, so he will likely face a relatively short DL stint. Top catching prospect Kyle Schwarber was called up to take his place.

Miguel Montero C CHC 2 weeks ago

Montero (thumb) isn't in Sunday's lineup against the White Sox.

Montero jammed his thumb in Saturday's game, and was set to undergo an MRI. The results haven't been released at this point, but he'll sit Sunday in favor of Taylor Teagarden. However, it wouldn't be surprising if he's available to play following the All-Star break assuming the injury isn't major.

Miguel Montero C CHC 2 weeks ago

Montero (thumb) is not expected to play Sunday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

A jammed left thumb forced Montero into an early exit from Saturday's game. Montero underwent an MRI after the game and the results have yet to be released, but early indications from the club suggest that he'll be out for at least Sunday. David Ross could be activated from the 7-day disabled list ahead of Sunday's game to serve as Montero's replacement. Taylor Teagarden, who replaced Montero on Saturday, could also be an option should Montero miss Sunday's game.

Miguel Montero C CHC 2 weeks ago

Montero will undergo an MRI on his thumb Saturday, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports.

Montero left Saturday's game after the second inning with a jammed thumb. The Cubs medically cleared David Ross (concussion) after Saturday's game, leaving him available to catch Sunday should Montero need the day off.

Miguel Montero C CHC 2 weeks ago

Montero left Saturday's game with a jammed left thumb, Patrick Mooney of Comcast Sportsnet Chicago reports.

It's unclear when Montero suffered the jammed thumb, but the injury was enough to force him from the game. The Cubs are thin at catcher as it is, having lost David Ross to the disabled list, but Taylor Teagarden would be the likely candidate to catch Sunday's game should Montero be held out of the lineup.

Miguel Montero C CHC 2 weeks ago

Montero (undisclosed) exited Saturday's game in the third inning, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

The team has yet to announce why Montero had an early exit from Saturday's contest, but Taylor Teagarden has taken over catching duties for the Cubs. More information on Montero's status should be made available following Saturday's game.

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Montero is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the White Sox, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

With left-handed Carlos Rodon on the mound for the White Sox, Taylor Teagarden will start behind the plate for the Cubs. The White Sox are scheduled to toss three lefties during the three-game series, so Montero figures to get a rare start (or two) against a southpaw this weekend.

Miguel Montero C CHC 4 weeks ago

Montero went 2-for-5 with his 10th homer of the year and two RBI in Thursday's win over the Mets.

The batting average has fallen off significantly from Montero's mid-May crest, but he's at least popping homers often enough to be a useful catcher in deeper mixed formats. Still, considering how much time Montero has spent hitting fourth and fifth this year, the counting stats he's put up have to be considered a bit of a disappointment.

Miguel Montero C CHC 4 weeks ago

Montero is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mets.

This was to be expected, as David Ross has served as Jon Lester's personal catcher throughout the season and that isn't likely to change. Montero struck out multiple times in four of his final six games of June and finished the month with a .689 OPS, more than 100 points lower than his mark from May.

Miguel Montero C CHC 1 month ago

Montero is out of the lineup Thursday.

It's just a normal day off for Montero as he has caught five of the last seven games. David Ross will get the start at catcher and hit seventh against the Dodgers.