Diamondbacks get Miguel Montero, Eric Chavez back from DL

Miguel Montero will again be wearing the 'tools of ignorance' for the D-Backs.
Miguel Montero will again be wearing the 'tools of ignorance' for the D-Backs. (USATSI)

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Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero and third baseman Eric Chavez have both been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list, the club announced Monday evening. In corresponding moves, infielder Matt Davidson and catcher Tuffy Gosewisch are headed back to Triple-A Reno.

Montero, 30, is having an off-year at the plate, but he's a very valuable defensive backstop who works well with pitchers. He's hitting .228/.316/.345 with nine homers and 34 RBI in 92 games. The one-time All-Star was 5-for-19 (.263) with two doubles and four RBI in six rehab games.

Montero has been sidelined since July 29 due to a lower back strain.

Chavez, 35, comes back from the left knee strain that had sidelined him since August 10. He's hitting .299/.343/.526 with nine homers and 40 RBI in 62 games. Expect him to be a bench player and spot starter, as he gives the D-Backs the flexibility to use Martin Prado in the outfield.

The Diamondbacks enter Monday seven games back of the second wild card.

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Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last five World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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