• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Mariners 1B Jesus Montero hits three-run HR Wednesday

    Mariners first baseman Jesus Montero went 1 for 3 with a three-run homer in a 3-1 win over the Angels on Wednesday. The young catcher turned first baseman hadn't been playing much coming into last week, but he has now played six times in the last nine days. The numbers are still lacking though, as he sits with a .217 average with four home runs in 92 at-bats this season. The Venezuelan has been in and out of the majors throughout his career, and it wouldn't be surprising to see him back in the minors at the beginning of next season.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Mariners add four player to active roster

    The Mariners added four players to the active roster on Tuesday, the team announced. Pitcher J.C. Ramirez , catcher Steven Baron , outfielder James Jones and first baseman Jesus Montero will all be part of Seattle's roster.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Mariners demote Jesus Montero to Triple-A

    The Mariners sent first baseman Jesus Montero down to Triple-A on Wednesday, reports The News Tribune. Montero is hitting .200 with two home runs and nine RBI in 75 at-bats.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Mariners' Logan Morrison out of lineup for third straight day

    Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game, the third straight start he's missed. Morrison suffered a thumb injury in Wednesday's game and hasn't played since. Jesus Montero starts at first base for the second straight game and fourth time this season.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Manager: Mariners C Jesus Montero will play extensively

    Mariners just-promoted catcher Jesus Montero will be receiving plenty of playing time as the team seeks to evaluate him. "My hope is to play him as much as possible," Lloyd McClendon told ESPN. "We need to find out about him and see what he's got." He didn't have much in his previous stints with Seattle after a strong rookie season in 2012. He has since managed just 28 hits in 128 at-bats and spent nearly all of his time in the minors.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Mariners recall Jesus Montero from Triple-A

    The Mariners have recalled young slugger Jesus Montero from Triple-A Tacoma on Friday. Montero spent five games with the Mariners earlier this season, collecting three hits in 10 at-bats. While with Tacoma, Montero has posted a very fine .346/.388/.551 slash line with 16 home runs and 75 RBI. Montero will be in the starting lineup for the Mariners' game against the Twins on Friday. He is batting seventh and playing first base for manager Lloyd McClendon.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Mariners' Jesus Montero optioned after 2-for-2 game Sunday

    Mariners DH Jesus Montero had a productive game Sunday against the Yankees, going 2 for 2 with one run and one walk in a 2-1 loss. Unfortunately, Sunday's performance could not keep him from being optioned to Triple-A Tacoma after Sunday's game. Montero hit .300 (3 for 10) with one RBI, one run, three walks and one strikeout in five games with Seattle.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Mariners recall 1B/DH Jesus Montero from Triple-A on Thursday

    The Mariners recalled Jesus Montero from Triple-A Tacoma prior to Thursday's contest against the Angels. Montero has spent the duration of the 2015 season at Triple-A, posting a .332/.370/.529 slash line with 15 home runs and 68 RBI in 84 games. Montero, once a highly-regarded catching prospect, has failed to live up to expectations so far in the Major Leagues. How owns a career .258 batting average with a total of 23 home runs in parts of four big-league seasons. He suffered a torn meniscus in his knee during the 2013 season, which has since relegated him to first base and designated hitter duties. Montero is not in the starting lineup for Thursday's game, but he is with the club and will be available off the bench.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Jesus Montero continues to post big numbers for Mariners' Triple-A team

    Mariners minor leaguer Jesus Montero had the first two-triple game of his career Tuesday. "My manager [Pat Listach] always tells me to play hard, every single time. If you're closer to the plate, it's easier to score a run. If you have the chance to get to third base, get to third base," Montero said, per MLB.com. "Today, I had the chance to get to third base two times." Montero, who is playing for Triple-A Tacoma, finished Tuesday's game 3 for 4 with four RBI. He has been on a serious hot streak lately, batting .538 (21 for 39) in his last 10 games. He has three home runs and 11 RBI in that span. The beleaguered Montero is having a resurgent season in the minors. He has a .328/.366/.519/.886 slash line through 83 games with Tacoma. He also has five triples, 12 doubles, 14 home runs and 67 RBI. "You try to hit the ball hard every single time and to help the team win," he said. "That's what I'm trying to do, and every time there are guys on base, I focus more on hitting the ball hard and try to get the runs in to help the team."

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Triple-A coach: Jesus Montero has 'new lease on life in baseball'

    Mariners first baseman Jesus Montero is off to a pretty decent start this season for Triple-A Tacoma. The former top-10 prospect is batting .309 with three home runs, five doubles and 16 RBI through 23 games. It's not only his offense that is impressing. The former catcher has also made great strides learning how to play first base. "I mean, he's a good first baseman now,'' Tacoma hitting coach Cory Snyder said, per The Seattle Times. "He could play first base in the big leagues right now. It wouldn't even bother me." Montero's success on the field is supported by a turnaround with his attitude. He showed up to camp this year down from 275 pounds to 230 pounds. He has also put behind him a 2013 suspension for performance-enhancing drugs and an incident last year when he threw ice cream at a scout. "It's kind of a new lease on life in baseball,'' Snyder said. "He got everything in order he needed to off the field. With his life, with his family, with kind of everything."