CUBS designate catcher Miguel Montero for assignment, likely gone from Chicago


Today the Chicago Cubs put catcher on assignment confirmed his agent Paul Kinzer, which gives the team 10 days to trade him or cut him from the team. This comes one day after Montero called out pitcher Jake Arietta for for stolen bases in 6-1 loss to the Nationals. The public statement that got Montero the boot is believed to be the following: “That’s the reason they were running left and right today because they were slow to the plate. Simple as that. It’s a shame it’s my fault because I didn’t throw anyone out.” In the questionable public discussion, Montero described Arietta as “slow” to the base.  You can see Montero share the dirty laundry in the video from Sports Illustrated above.


Coach Joe Maddon expressed the move was done due to the youth in the Cubs locker room, sighting it would not set the right example for a veteran playing. This is according to multiple news outlets including ESPN.

Montero expressed his love and appreciation for the Cubs and the Chicago fans in a series of tweets today.

No matter what Montero has earned his spot in the hearts of Cubs for his Game 1 heroics in the World Series last year for this grand slam.