Chicago Baseball - According to a report from The Arizona Repulic, the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox are among teams interested in catcher Miguel Montero.
“According to a source, talks regarding Montero have not picked up significantly in the days following the Toronto Blue Jays’ signing of catcher Russell Martin. Among the teams the Diamondbacks have spoken to about Montero are the Chicago Cubs, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox.” (Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic)
The Chicago White Sox would be an interesting fit for Montero according to Bleacher Report. The White Sox have already signed Zach Duke and Adam LaRoche this offseason, the addition of Montero would be great for the south side.
Tyler Flowers, the team’s primary catcher in 2014, hit 15 homers in his season as an everyday catcher, but he slashed just .241/.297/.396.
Montero was better at .243/.329/.370, but his first-half numbers are what really kept his yearly marks respectable. He posted an OPS of just .596 after the All-Star break.
Regardless, Montero’s veteran know-how and history of success at the plate make him a good fit in Chicago. (Bleacher Report)
The Cubs are also in talks with Montero after losing Russell Martin to the Blue Jays.
Montero signed a five-year, $60-million deal in the winter of 2012. He has three years remaining, with $40 million still owed on the deal. He was a NL All-Star in 2014 despite the rough finish.
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