Miguel Montero C ARI 2 Months

Miguel Montero went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in a losing effort against the Reds on Sunday.

Montero delivered a run-scoring double and came around to score a run during a three-run uprising in the fourth inning, but that would wind up being the extent of the team's offense on the afternoon. The veteran backstop is now hitting .263/.362/.392 with five homers and 27 RBI.

Miguel Montero C ARI 2 Months

Miguel Montero is out of the Diamondbacks' lineup on Thursday night against the Cardinals.

It's a rare day of rest for the Arizona catcher. Tuffy Gosewich will be behind the plate in St. Louis.

Miguel Montero C ARI 2 Months

Miguel Montero went 2-for-2 with two walks and a home run in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

The home run, a two-run shot, was his fifth of the year. With his two walks, Montero now has more walks (19) than strikeouts (17) this season. The catcher scuffled during the 2013 season, but his .287/.389/.457 line this year is more indicative of his offensive ability.

Miguel Montero C ARI 3 Months

Miguel Montero is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

It's just a routine day of rest. Tuffy Gosewisch is at catcher Sunday in Montero's place.

Miguel Montero C ARI 3 Months

Miguel Montero went 3-for-4 and hit his fourth homer of the year Saturday versus the Padres.

Besides the nice .286-4-17 line in 104 at-bats, Montero currently has an 11/15 K/BB ratio. He won't maintain that, but if he holds on to some of the gains, he could be a top-10 fantasy catcher all year long.

Miguel Montero C ARI 3 Months

Miguel Montero blasted his first career walkoff homer to beat the Rockies Wednesday 5-4 in 10 innings.

The Diamondbacks entered the game 2-15 at Chase Field in Phoenix. Montero has heated up since he was shifted into the cleanup spot, and he ends April with a five-game hitting streak. He said in the post-game interview that the Diamondbacks are going to "shock the world," but he didn't end the sentence "with how bad our pitching truly is," so it seems he's begun conflating personal and company success. Montero has been a productive fantasy catcher so far, slashing .278/.378/.433 with 16 RBI over 97 at-bats.

Miguel Montero C ARI 3 Months

Miguel Montero had two hits and two RBI to lead the Diamondbacks offense on Thursday.

Montero has raised his average from .241 to .275 during a six-game hitting streak. He's currently serving as the cleanup hitter after the Diamondbacks' latest lineup switcheroo, so his value is on the upswing.

Miguel Montero C ARI 3 Months

Miguel Montero finished 3-for-3 with a double and three RBI in Monday's loss to the Mets.

Montero has now hit safely in five straight games, collecting six RBI over that span. After hitting a miserable .230/.318/.344 with 11 homers and 42 RBI over 116 games last season, the former All-Star has started out decently enough, slashing .280/.339/.380 with eight RBI over 50 at-bats. He limped to a 51/110 K/BB rate in 2013, and currently sits at a 4/5 mark.

Miguel Montero C ARI 3 Months

Miguel Montero had both Diamondbacks hits Friday in the loss to the Dodgers.

Well, that's something. Montero is hitting higher than he might otherwise hit for Arizona because otherwise the Diamondbacks would start off their lineup with five right-handers and finish it with three left-handers. So far, though, Montero hasn't capitalized, hitting .233 with one homer and four RBI in 12 games.

Miguel Montero C ARI 10 Months

Miguel Montero underwent surgery over the weekend to clean up an infection in his left index finger.

Montero is expected to be 100 percent when spring training opens. He hit .230/.318/.344 with 11 homers and 42 RBI in 116 games this season -- his worst offensive showing since he became Arizona's starting catcher.