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By Evan Triantafilidis, Cubs Correspondent, Wed, Dec 10th 12:59pm EST

The Chicago Cubs acquired catcher Miguel Montero for two minor league pitching prospects. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The two-time All Star catcher will add a much-needed left-handed bat to the Chicago lineup. Montero was the longest-tenured Diamondback, but will now be behind the plate in Wrigley Field with his defensive specialties. The 31-year-old catcher is capable of hitting .280 as seen in past years, and he could launch himself into the top-10 catcher discussion with an impressive start in Chicago.

By Dale Redman, Cubs Correspondent, Tue, Dec 9th 11:57am EST

It is no secret the Cubs want to upgrade at the catching position this off season. After losing out in signing Russell Martin, the Cubs have turned their attention to Miguel Monetero. Sources believe the Cubs have made offers to the Diamondbacks to acquire Montero's services. (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Montero would bring another needed left handed bat to a predominantly right handed lineup. He would also be an upgrade defensively over Wellington Castillo, especially when it comes to framing pitches. Only a .243 hitter last season, Montero is only two years removed from a .286, 15 home run and 88 RBI season. Maybe a change of scenery would help return Montero to his pre-2013 numbers, when he was a top 5 catching option in fantasy.