Cubs acquire Miguel Montero from Diamondbacks

The Chicago Cubs have acquired veteran catcher Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks for pitchers Jeferson Mejia and Zack Godley. The news was first reported by Jon Morosi of Fox Sports.

Montero, in his 9th year in the big leagues, hit for a .243 average and 13 homers and 72 RBI, he is set to make $40 million dollars over the next three years with the Cubs.

With Montero behind the plate, the veteran catcher gives them solid defense behind the plate and a solid bat to the lineup. Placing 21st in the league with a .684 OPS, The addition of Montero is a move the Cubs need to make to improve their offense.

Now, with the Cubs adding Miguel Montero, this gives the ball club a chance to deal catcher Welington Castillo, who appeared in 110 games with a .296 OBP last season.

Meija, 20, played his first year of ball in the United States this season and was 2-4 with a 2.48 ERA for the Cubs’ rookie league affiliate in Arizona.

The 24-year old Godley was 4-3 on the year with a 3.09 ERA and 15 saves, he saw time with the Kane County Cougars and the Daytona Cubs, both A-League affiliates for the Cubs.

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