Miguel Montero
C TOR
1 month ago

Montero is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Montero will be stationed on the bench again as the Blue Jays will deploy Luke Maile behind the plate for their series finale against Anibal Sanchez and the Tigers.

Miguel Montero
C TOR
2 months ago

Montero is not in the lineup against the Twins on Saturday, Mike Wilner of BlueJaysTalk reports.

EDGE Analysis

Montero heads to the bench following two consecutive games behind the plate, including a 1-for-3 day at the plate, with a walk, during Friday's loss. Raffy Lopez picks up a start in his stead, catching Marco Estrada.

Miguel Montero
C TOR
2 months ago

Montero is back behind the plate for the Blue Jays on Thursday's lineup, and he's batting seventh, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

He grabbed a breather Wednesday, but he'll end his brief bench occupation. Montero will continue manning backstop for the majority of contests with Russell Martin (oblique) on the disabled list.

Miguel Montero
C TOR
2 months ago

Montero is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rays, Roger Mooney of The Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Montero will head to the bench following two straight starts behind the plate as Raffy Lopez draws the assignment. Since coming off the DL (groin) on Aug. 16, Montero has gone 4-for-16 with one home run and two RBI, and will continue to see a majority of the starts while Russell Martin recovers from an oblique injury.

Miguel Montero
C TOR
2 months ago

Montero went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run Sunday against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Montero had his best game in a Toronto uniform against the team that traded him in early July. The home run was only his second and the double his first in 17 games since that move.

Miguel Montero
C TOR
2 months ago

Montero is out of the lineup Saturday against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Montero will receive a day off after starting the past two games behind the plate, including a 2-for-4 outing during Friday's loss to Chicago. In his place, Raffy Lopez handles the catching duties while batting seventh in the order.

Miguel Montero
C TOR
2 months ago

Montero was activated from the 10-day disabled list Wednesday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Blue Jays will go with Raffy Lopez behind the plate Wednesday against the Rays, but Montero will be available in a backup capacity after completing his rehab game Tuesday at Triple-A Buffalo without any renewed soreness in his right groin. It's expected that Montero will quickly displace Lopez as the Blue Jays' primary option behind the plate, at least until Russell Martin (oblique) is cleared to return from the DL.

Miguel Montero
C TOR
2 months ago

Montero (groin) was able to run the bases Monday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Assuming Montero doesn't experienced any renewed soreness in the right groin area Tuesday, he'll report to Triple-A Buffalo to begin what's expected to be a one- or two-game rehab assignment. That will put Montero on track to come off the disabled list before the weekend, when the Blue Jays will head back to his old stomping grounds at Wrigley Field to begin a three-game series with the Cubs. Since Russell Martin (oblique) followed Montero to the DL and isn't nearing a return, it's likely that Montero will displace Raffy Lopez as the team's primary backstop once he's activated.

Miguel Montero
C TOR
2 months ago

Montero (groin) performed catching drills Sunday and is expected to begin a minor-league rehab assignment of two or three games within the next few days, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.

EDGE Analysis

Montero was eligible to return from the 10-day disabled list Sunday, and though he hasn't experienced any setbacks with his strained right groin since first hitting the DL, the Blue Jays determined he still needed a little more time to recover. Once Montero completes the rehab assignments and gets activated, he could immediately step in as the Blue Jays' primary starter behind the plate with the club's top option, Russell Martin (oblique) on the DL with an injury of his own.

Miguel Montero
C TOR
2 months ago

Montero (groin) took batting practice and participated in catching drills Friday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

The big news here is that Montero was able to undergo the stress on his legs of catching drills, a signal that he should be close to returning. He is eligible to return as quickly as Sunday's series finale against the Cubs, but the organization has remained quiet on whether or not he'll be able to return in the minimum time. If not against Chicago, his return should come sometime during the following series against Tampa Bay.