Montero is not in the lineup Wednesday for Game 4 of the NLCS. Montero, like much of the Cubs offense throughout the NLCS, has struggled mightily as of late going a combined 0-for-6 with three strikeouts in Games 2 and 3. That being said, his day off is likely more due to usage than anything else, meaning he will likely be reinserted back into the lineup Thursday if the Cubs happen to force a Game 5.
Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is set to sit Thursday against Cincinnati. Montero will sit out for the second straight day, giving way to Kyle Schwarber behind the plate. The 32 year old is 20 for 65 at the dish in September, so his absence is not performance-related. Rather, Joe Maddon is likely trying to get his primary backstop some extra rest before the postseason.
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 out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Cardinals. The left-handed Montero is one of several left-handed hitters sitting with Cardinals lefty-killer Michael Wacha getting the start. David Ross will take over behind the plate and bat eighth.
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.