Cubs catcher David Ross is in the lineup Wednesday for Game 4 of the National League Championships Series. Ross will replace Miguel Montero at catcher and hit ninth in the lineup as the Cubs look to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Mets. Montero did start the previous two games of the series, so it's likely he will slot back into the lineup Thursday if the Cubs force a Game 5.
Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is on the bench to start the game Wednesday in Cincinnati. Coming off a strong game Tuesday in which the veteran backstop drove in two and reached base four times, Montero will take a seat in favor of David Ross, who will hit eighth in the lineup.
Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Pirates. He caught Jason Hammel in the matinee, so it's only logical that Montero would head to the bench for Game 2. David Ross will handle his normal duties as Jon Lester's personal catcher in the nightcap.
The Cubs announced they placed catcher David Ross on the family medical emergency list Wednesday, per ESPN.com. Ross is eligible to miss a maximum of seven days and a minimum of three days. The Cubs recalled Matt Szczur to fill his spot on the roster.
The Cubs activated catcher David Ross from the bereavement list, and optioned outfielder Matt Szczur to Triple-A Iowa. Szczur was called up on Saturday to take Ross' spot on the roster, though he did not appear in a game during his recent stint with the Cubs. The Cubs are set to carry three catchers, with Miguel Montero and Kyle Schwarber also in the fold behind the plate.