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D'Backs hoping to lock up Miguel Montero

Feb 24, 2010, 7:39 PM EDT

montero catching.JPGAccording to Steve Gilbert of, the Diamondbacks have real interest in signing catcher Miguel Montero to a multi-year contract extension and may try to get something done sooner than later.

“He’s certainly a guy that we have a lot of faith in for the future,”
managing partner Ken Kendrick said Wednesday. “So, yeah, I think there’s potential opportunity to sign
him for more than just a single year.”

Montero, 26, made a major splash in 2009 with a .294/.355/.478 batting line, 16 homers and 59 RBI in just 425 at-bats.  He snatched Arizona’s starting catching gig from Chris Snyder and heads into the 2010 season squarely atop the depth chart.  Montero avoided arbitration this winter by agreeing to a one-year, $2 million contract and that number will only go up if he matches or improves upon his ’09 numbers this season.  It makes sense, then, to lock him into a contract that covers his remaining years of arbitration eligibility and perhaps a season or two of free agency.

As Craig pointed out last week, the Diamondbacks have also begun long-term discussions with third baseman Mark Reynolds and
outfielder Justin Upton.

  1. Old Gator - Feb 24, 2010 at 8:00 PM

    If the Diamondbacks want to lock up Miguel Montero, they should probably have a look at the way the Phillies handled Dane Sardinha.

  2. jwb - Feb 24, 2010 at 8:26 PM

    That was really more the Clearwater PD, wasn’t it?

  3. Old Gator - Feb 24, 2010 at 10:58 PM

    Heh, yeah, but I couldn’t resist. I’ve never passed a haystack without flicking a lit cigarette into it, either.

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