Miguel Montero
C CHC
2 months ago

Montero is out of the lineup for Game 6 of the NLCS.

EDGE Analysis

Montero has started just one game in the Championship Series and two games this postseason. He has one hit in eight postseason at-bats -- the pinch-hit, go-ahead grand slam in Game 1 against Los Angeles.

Miguel Montero
C CHC
2 months ago

Montero (back) is not in the lineup for Game 1 of the NLCS.

EDGE Analysis

This comes as no surprise, as David Ross always catches Jon Lester. The fact that Montero was included on the NLCS roster suggests he'll get a start behind the dish at some point in the next couple games.

Miguel Montero
C CHC
2 months ago

Montero (back) made the NLCS roster.

EDGE Analysis

His status for the NLCS was up in the air due to back pain, but the outlook is bright enough that he was included on the series roster. It's not clear yet whether he will be in the lineup for Game 1.

Miguel Montero
C CHC
2 months ago

Montero is dealing with back pain, which could cause him to miss the NLCS, Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reports.

EDGE Analysis

Montero dealt with back issues all season, and it seems that those problems have represented themselves at the worst possible time. It's unclear how severe the issue is, but his status for the series should become clear as Saturday's game time approaches. If the catcher is left off the roster, there's speculation that his spot would be filled by a relief pitcher.

Miguel Montero
C CHC
2 months ago

Montero is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Montero has started two of the last three games for Chicago, but will take a seat Sunday to give way to Jon Lester's personal catcher, David Ross.

Miguel Montero
C CHC
3 months ago

Montero went 3-for-5 -- all singles -- with three RBI and a run in Wednesday's win over the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

He'd been out of the lineup three of the last four games, but was able to get back in there and produce. With the Cubs probably looking to get Willson Contreras some extra off days down the stretch, Montero could see a tad more playing time than usual, although the team might also rest him and use depth options at catcher.

Miguel Montero
C CHC
3 months ago

Montero went 1-for-3 with a game-winning solo homer and walk in Friday's 5-4 extra-inning victory over the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran backstop was the hero, launching his seventh round-tripper of the season off reliever Blaine Boyer to lead off the 10th and send the Cubs home winners. Montero has had a tough season at the plate, but is now 8-for-22 with three doubles, two solo homers, a walk and four runs in September.

Miguel Montero
C CHC
3 months ago

Montero is not in Saturday's lineup against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran received a rare start Friday, going 0-for-2 with two walks and lowering his average to .195. Willson Contreras returns behind the plate to catch Jason Hammel as Montero's playing time continues to decrease.

Miguel Montero
C CHC
4 months ago

Montero started and went 0-for-4 against the Cardinals on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

The Cubs banged out 14 hits, but Montero didn't join the hit parade. Meanwhile Willson Contreras started in left and hit a home run, so even on the rare days Montero starts he falls farther behind Contreras on the depth chart. He's played just eight games since July 26, and he's 1-for-21 in that span. He's slashing just .185/.313/.309 this year.

Miguel Montero
C CHC
4 months ago

Montero is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

It's no secret Montero has lost meaningful playing time since the arrival of Wilson Contreras, but the backstop had actually found his way into the starting lineup in four of the last six games. He'll take a seat Sunday, however, once again giving way to Contreras behind the plate.