Miguel Montero
C CHC
3 days 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
1 week 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 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.

Miguel Montero
C CHC
2 months ago

Montero is out of the lineup Sunday against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Montero had started three of the last four overall, but will rest Sunday for the second straight day. WIlson Contreras was behind the plate Saturday, and Jon Lester's personal catcher, David Ross, will get the call Sunday afternoon.

Miguel Montero
C CHC
3 months ago

Montero started at catcher and hit a two-run homer against Pittsburgh on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

The starts have been few and far between for Montero since Willson Contreras joined the active roster a few weeks ago. Contreras started in left field Friday before taking over for Montero behind the plate in the eighth inning, so Montero can't even get a full game's worth of at-bats on the rare occasions that he gets to start.

Miguel Montero
C CHC
3 months ago

Montero is out of the lineup Monday against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Montero actually recorded 1.1 innings as a pitcher in Sunday's blowout loss, so he'll get the day off Monday in favor of Willson Contreras behind the plate. Manager Joe Maddon seems intent on getting Contreras regular starts, and as of late, they have come at Montero's expense.

Miguel Montero
C CHC
3 months ago

Montero went 0-for-1 and pitched 1.1 innings in a blowout loss to the Mets on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

With Willson Contreras tearing the cover off the ball, Montero's playing time has dwindled. He'll take it however he can, as he gave up one run on four hits and hit a batter. It was his first MLB appearance as a pitcher - and possibly his last.

Miguel Montero
C CHC
3 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Montero will cede the start to rookie Willson Contreras, who will also bat cleanup on Wednesday. Contreras has had a hot bat since he entered the major leagues, and Montero is sitting at a .192 batting average.