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.

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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