Montembeault was one of several Panthers prospects cut from training camp Saturday, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports, adding that the promising goalie will be playing for Blainville-Boisbriand Armada of the QMJHL.
Hockey's Future. He was one of three goaltenders reassigned by the parent club Saturday, with eight more skaters on the shuttle to AHL Springfield, including: Chase Balisy, Graham Black, Juho Lammikko, John Brown, Michael Downing, and Linus Hulstro.
Martinez remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Braves, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
As expected, Martinez will remain on the bench with the Tigers wrapping up the season in a National League park (and thus without the DH). Martinez has made five starts at first base this season but it's hard to imagine he would get the nod over Miguel Cabrera on Sunday with a postseason berth on the line.
Ortiz went 2-for-4 with a go-ahead two-run homer and three RBI overall in Friday's 5-3 victory over the Blue Jays.
Big Papi provided a storybook opening night of his final regular-season series by taking Brett Cecil deep for a 373-foot shot to right that plated Mookie Betts and snapped a 3-3 tie in the seventh. Ortiz had a very quiet final series at Yankee Stadium (0-for-10) so Friday's fireworks were a welcome sight. Despite the mini-slump in New York, Ortiz had slashed an outstanding .333/.412/.644 over 87 September at-bats.
LeMahieu is out of the lineup Saturday against the Brewers, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.
He has just two at-bats in the last three games, as the Rockies are intent on getting LeMahieu the NL batting title. His batting average sits at .348 while Daniel Murphy's is at .347, and considering Murphy won't return until the postseason, it's plausible that LeMahieu won't receive another plate appearance this year in order to make sure he gets the batting crown. Daniel Descalso will start at the keystone and hit second.
Kearse (undisclosed) missed Saturday's practice due a "tooth situation" but will be ready to play on Monday night against the Giants, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
It was previously unclear why Kearse was absent on Saturday, but the situation appears to be under control and the rookie will be available to play, if needed.