C - FA
Miguel Montero went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Friday's loss to the Astros, and is now 0-for-7 as a member of the Blue Jays.
Montero could take some playing time away from Russell Martin if Martin struggles, but right now Martin is hot and Montero is not. That's good news for Martin's fantasy value, at least for now, and means Montero isn't even an option in deep two catcher leagues.
Miguel Montero has been traded from the Chicago Cubs to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player to be named later or cash considerations, according to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com. Montero had been designated for assignment by the Cubs last week after making critical comments toward pitcher Jake Arrieta.
Montero was having a solid season for a catcher offensively, but it is unclear what his playing time will look like in Toronto with Russell Martin ahead of him on the depth chart. He is not worth adding right now, but he can be added to scout teams in deeper two-catcher leagues in case he starts to pick up consistent playing time with the Blue Jays.
Miguel Montero has been designated for assignment by the Chicago Cubs, according to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com. This news comes just a day after the Washington Nationals stole seven bases on Montero, which Montero blamed on the slow delivery of pitcher Jake Arrieta.
This news does not come as much of a surprise after Montero was so publicly critical of Arrieta. He had thrown out just 1 of 32 potential base stealers this season, so it does not seem that Arrieta was the only problem. On the offensive side of things, he had hit pretty well this season, slashing .286 / .366 / .439, though that is in just 112 plate appearances as a backup catcher. He remains irrelevant for fantasy purposes unless he catches on with a team willing to give him significant playing time.
Miguel Montero went 2-for-4 with a solo HR in the eighth inning to push the Cubs' lead to 7-4.
Miguel Montero has produced when he has gotten playing time this season. Contreras is the starter but it is still a bounceback season for Montero.
Miguel Montero went 0-for-2 but drew a walk which allowed him to come around to score.
Montero has done what he can by producing most of the time that he is given a start. Ultimately, the most likely outcome is that Willson Contreras will end up with more starts this season.