Miguel Montero C CHC 2 hours ago

Montero is not in the lineup Monday against the Nationals.

Montero has started back-to-back games behind the plate, but will give way to backup David Ross with the Cubs playing consecutive afternoon contests.

Miguel Montero C CHC 3 days ago

Montero is out of the lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

This comes as no surprise, as David Ross has caught Jon Lester exclusively and that figures to continue moving forward. However, with Welington Castillo traded to Seattle, Montero may be in line to see a heavier workload.

Miguel Montero C CHC 1 week ago

Montero is back in the lineup Sunday against the Pirates.

Montero had been held out of the starting lineup for three straight games for the first time all season, but will make his return Sunday afternoon. There's no reason to look too far into this, however, as it's not uncommon for Welington Castillo to start against lefties, and David Ross starts every game that Jon Lester is on the hill.

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Montero is out of the lineup Saturday against the Pirates.

David Ross serves as Jon Lester's personal catcher and Welington Castillo steals starts against left-handed pitching, but Montero continues to occupy the primary role behind the plate for Chicago. Montero has gone 12-for-31 (.387 average) with two doubles, a homer, 10 walks and six strikeouts in the first two weeks of May.

Miguel Montero C CHC 2 weeks ago

Montero is out of the lineup Thursday against the Mets.

This is just a standard day off in the day game following Wednesday's night game. After a slow start Montero has righted the ship and is slashing .301/.418/.507, solidifying his position as the Cubs' starting catcher most days. Welington Castillo will get the start at catcher and hit fifth Thursday.

Miguel Montero C CHC 2 weeks ago

Montero is out of the lineup Monday against the Mets.

With Jon Lester on the mound, Montero sits in favor of David Ross behind the plate. After a slow start, Montero has boosted his average up to .299 and he should be back behind the plate Tuesday.

Miguel Montero C CHC 3 weeks ago

Montero is out of the lineup Wednesday.

Montero is the catcher to own on the Cubs, but unfortunately Chicago rosters three catchers, so Montero's playing time is not as consistent as some other starting backstops. David Ross will get the start behind the dish Wednesday.

Miguel Montero C CHC 3 weeks ago

Montero is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Cardinals.

Welington Castillo will get the nod behind the plate with lefty Tyler Lyons on the bump for St. Louis. Montero has hit safely in six straight games, with four multi-hit efforts over that span, after his Cubs career got off to a very slow start.

Miguel Montero C CHC 3 weeks ago

Montero is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Brewers, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports.

David Ross has been the personal catcher for Jon Lester, who is taking the mound Friday afternoon. Montero owns a .261/.333/.478 slash line for the season, but Welington Castillo typically starts when the Cubs face a southpaw, while Ross gets the nod when Lester pitches. Montero is thus on pace for just 373 at-bats, even though he's yet to suffer an injury.

Miguel Montero C CHC 4 weeks ago

Montero is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Pirates.

Montero tallied three hits (including a home run) over his last two games, but he will be held out Tuesday with left-hander Jeff Locke on the mound for the Pirates. Welington Castillo will get the start behind the plate in Montero's place.