Sources indicated the Red Sox signed catcher Luke Montz and infielder Jeff Bianchi to minor-league contracts on Monday, reports WEEI.com. The deals also includes invites to major league camp. Montz has played in 23 games in the major leagues and is a career .163 hitter. In 2014, Bianchi hit .171 in 70 at-bats.
Athletics first baseman Luke Montz, shortstop Jose Martinez and reliever Fernando Nieve were all reassigned down to minor-league camp following Sunday's Cactus League loss to the Reds, the Bay Area News Group reports.
Athletics catcher Luke Montz has been limited to catching bullpen sessions following his right shoulder surgery last year, MLB.com reports. He could still see time at first base and as a designated hitter once spring training games start next week. "It all depends," manager Bob Melvin said. "He could potentially DH, and we'll see how he feels at first."
The Athletics announced Tuesday that the team has released catcher Luke Montz, MLB.com reports. The 30-year-old backstop went 5 for 28 (.179) for the A's this season over 13 games. He had one home run and five RBI in his first taste of the majors since 2008.
The Athletics have designated catcher Luke Montz for assignment, MLB.com reports. Montz posted a .593 OPS in 13 games for Oakland and a .893 mark for Triple-A Sacramento over 33 games.
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