Miguel Montero
C FA
6 months ago

Montero cleared waivers and was released by the Nationals on Friday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Nationals opted to go with Matt Wieters and Pedro Severino behind the dish in the majors, leaving Montero without a spot on the roster. As such, he'll now test the open market, though his mediocre showing over the past two seasons will likely limit him to a minor-league deal.

Miguel Montero
C FA
6 months ago

Montero was designated for assignment by Washington on Wednesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Matt Wieters (oblique) activated from the 10-day disabled list prior to Wednesday's game, the Nationals decided against keeping three catchers on the active roster and removed Montero from the 40-man. He had appeared in four games this season but failed to collect a hit in 11 at-bats. Moving forward, Montero will be subject to the waiver wire, though he will report to Triple-A Syracuse if unclaimed by another organization.

Miguel Montero
C FA
6 months ago

Montero is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

Despite returning from the paternity list ahead of the contest, the Nationals will keep him on the bench Tuesday. Pedro Severino will log another start behind the dish in his stead.

Miguel Montero
C FA
6 months ago

Montero was activated from the paternity list Tuesday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, the veteran backstop will make his return to the Nationals ahead of Tuesday's game with the Braves. His stay atop the depth chart will likely be brief, however, as Matt Wieters (oblique) is expected to return Wednesday. In a corresponding move, Jhonatan Solano (elbow) was placed on the disabled list.

Miguel Montero
C FA
6 months ago

Montero (personal) is expected to return to the team Tuesday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Montero was placed on the paternity list Saturday and is able to miss up to three games while attending to the birth of his child. Because Montero will be unavailable Monday against the Braves, expect Pedro Severino to receive another start behind the dish.

Miguel Montero
C FA
6 months ago

Montero was placed on the paternity list Saturday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

He could miss up to three games while attending the birth of his child. Jhonatan Solano was promoted from Triple-A to provide short-term catching depth. Pedro Severino will start at catcher Saturday and should see the bulk of the work while Montero is away from the team.

Miguel Montero
C FA
6 months ago

Montero is out of Saturday's lineup against the Mets, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

He has started two of the last three games and came in off the bench in the game he didn't start. Montero is hitless in 11 at-bats this season. Pedro Severino is starting behind the dish and hitting eighth.

Miguel Montero
C FA
7 months ago

Montero is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

Since primary backstop Matt Wieters (oblique) made his last start Saturday before being placed on the disabled list, Montero and Pedro Severino have split the workload evenly behind the dish. Montero has a longer track record of offensive success in the big leagues, but the 34-year-old has seen his numbers tail off in recent years and is a liability on defense, particularly when it comes to throwing out basestealers. As a result, there's a good chance at timeshare will remain in place between Montero and Severino until Wieters is back in the fold.

Miguel Montero
C FA
7 months ago

Montero was officially added to the Nationals' major-league roster Tuesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Montero had been informed Saturday that he'd made the team as a backup catcher, but the team hadn't yet cleared a roster spot for him. They did that Tuesday by placing Koda Glover (shoulder) on the 60-day disabled list. Montero was formerly a useful fantasy option, hitting double-digit homers with a batting average of at least .230 in every year from 2011 to 2015. Little of that value remains for the 34-year-old today, as he's recorded a .216 batting average in each of the past two seasons with a total of 14 homers. The light-hitting backup catcher can safely be ignored in most formats.

Miguel Montero
C FA
7 months ago

Montero has been informed that he's made the team as the backup catcher, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pedro Severino was optioned down Saturday, cementing Montero's spot behind Matt Wieters. The Nationals have yet to formally announced the move to add Montero to the roster. The 34-year-old Montero hasn't done much of note this spring, and even with this news, he's still merely a last-ditch option in two-catcher NL-only leagues.