The Chicago Cubs made their first move at the Winter Meetings by completing a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Cubs Get Their Catcher
According to Bruce Levine the Cubs have acquired Miguel Montero from Arizona for two pitchers.
Breaking:Cubs give up pitchers Jefferson Mejia and Zach Godley for AZ catcher Miguel Montero . Source confirmed
— Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) December 9, 2014
Montero is 31 year old catcher who throws right and bats left. During his nine year MLB career (all with Arizona) Montero has a .264 batting average and a .763 OPS.
The Cubs new catcher is a two time All-Star including an appearance in the 2014 All-Star Game. Last year Montero’s WAR was .7 and he is currently signed thru 2017 at 6 yrs/$65.9M.
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