It appears as if Miguel Montero has played his last game with the Chicago Cubs.
Just hours after Montero threw his pitchers under the bus, the Cubs desginated the veteran catcher for assignment and called up young catching prospect Victor Caratini:
Source: The Cubs are calling up Victor Caratini. https://t.co/4CsCV5sxlo— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) June 28, 2017
Montero will turn 34 next month and has been a big part of the Cubs roster over the last three seasons, playing 243 games in Chicago. He clubbed 27 homers with a .737 OPS in those games.
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Montero is hitting .286 with an .805 OPS so far this season, but has not thrown out an attempted base-stealer in 31 tries.
The veteran catcher never fails to tell it like it is and called out Jake Arrieta and the Cubs pitching staff for not holding runners on Tuesday night.
On the day of the Cubs 2016 World Series celebration in downtown Chicago, Montero hopped on the radio and ripped Joe Maddon's usage of him in the postseason, when the Cubs manager opted for rookie Willson Contreras and soon-to-be-retired David Ross to see most of the time at catcher.
Montero was in the last year of a deal that was set to pay him $14 million this season. He will be a free agent this winter.