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Rockies' Elehuris Montero: First extra-base hit
Montero went 1-for-4 with a double Thursday against the Marlins.
Montero picked up his first start since being recalled June 21, playing first base and hitting eighth. He led off the sixth inning with a double -- the first extra-base hit of his big-league career -- but was ultimately stranded there. Montero appears to be stuck occupying a small-side platoon role, as all four of his starts this season have come with a southpaw on the mound.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Elehuris Montero: Moves up to majors
The Rockies recalled Montero from Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday.
Montero joins the 26-man active roster as a replacement for reliever Chad Smith, who was demoted to Triple-A on Sunday after the Rockies needed to reduce their pitching staff to 13 men to begin the week. While he's up in the big leagues, the righty-hitting Montero is expected to serve as a reserve utility man, with most of his starts likely to come against left-handed pitching.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Elehuris Montero: Slated to rejoin major-league club
Montero is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Monday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Montero had a brief stint with the major-league club earlier in June and went 2-for-13 with five strikeouts. He's been more successful in Albuquerque, slashing .327/.395/.563 with 13 home runs, 43 RBI, 35 runs and three stolen bases this season. While the 23-year-old will get to spend more time with the Rockies, it's possible that he'll have another brief stint in the majors since Kris Bryant (back) hopes to return to action next weekend.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Elehuris Montero: Optioned to Albuquerque
Montero was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque between the two halves of Saturday's doubleheader against the Padres.
Both of Montero's stints with the big-league squad have been quite brief, and he hasn't made the most of his very limited opportunities, going 2-for-13 with five strikeouts. Jake Bird had his contract selected to take Montero's place on the roster.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Elehuris Montero: Hitless after promotion
Montero went 0-for-4 with a strikeout Tuesday against the Giants.
Montero was promoted from Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday and immediately drew a start at third base while hitting seventh. It's unclear exactly how he'll pick up playing time, as Ryan McMahon is the team's primary third baseman and Brendan Rodgers has shown more at the dish of late. Prior to his promotion, Montero had hit .314/.384/.518 -- albeit in a hitter-friendly environment -- with Albuquerque.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Elehuris Montero: Promoted, starting Tuesday
Montero was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque and is starting at third base against the Giants on Tuesday.
The 23-year-old went 2-for-4 during his big-league debut in early May while briefly up with the Rockies, and he'll rejoin the major-league club ahead of Tuesday's contest. Montero was promoted to the Triple-A level during the 2021 campaign and has a .301/.374/.528 slash line with 17 home runs and 51 RBI in 76 games between the two seasons. Ryan McMahon should remain Colorado's primary third baseman, but Montero should see some time there while also receiving some at-bats at designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Elehuris Montero: Hitting well at Triple-A
Montero has gone 11-for-33 with two home runs, six RBI and seven runs scored since being optioned to Triple-Albuquerque on May 1.
Montero made his brief major-league debut at the end of April, as he started one game before being demoted back to Triple-A. The only downside to his performance since his return to the minors has been a 25 percent strikeout rate, though his 17.1 percent clip for the season is more palatable. Montero doesn't have a clear path to playing time in Colorado with Ryan McMahon locked in at third base, though Montero could earn some plate appearances at designated hitter if he continues to hit well.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Elehuris Montero: Sent back down
Montero was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday, Patrick Lyons of TheDNVR.com reports.
Montero earned his first big-league call-up Friday, and he made his MLB debut in Sunday's win over the Reds. He went 2-for-4 with two strikeouts but will head back to Albuquerque since the Rockies need to trim their active roster to 26 players by Monday. If Colorado deals with more injuries, it wouldn't be surprising to see Montero back in the majors at some point.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Elehuris Montero: Earns first career call-up
Montero was Nick Groke of The Athletic for the first time Friday.
Montero, who came over from St. Louis in the Nolan Arenado trade, has good raw power but comes with questions about his hit tool. In 20 games for Triple-A Albuquerque this season, he's hit .288/.356/.450, good for a 110 wRC+. While he isn't in the lineup for Friday's game against the Reds, he could see some starting opportunities in the near future, as there's a spot open in the Rockies' lineup while Kris Bryant (back) is on the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Elehuris Montero: Optioned to minors
Montero was optioned to minor-league camp Saturday.
Montero appeared in seven Cactus League games this spring and went 5-for-19 with a home run, a double, three RBI, two runs and a strikeout. He progressed to Triple-A Albuquerque last year and will likely report there to begin the regular season in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Elehuris Montero: Part of Arenado deal
Montero and several other prospects have been traded from the Cardinals to the Rockies in exchange for Nolan Arenado, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Montero has yet to make his big-league debut, spending the majority of the 2019 campaign at Double-A, where he struggled to a .188.235/.317 slash line with seven homers and 18 RBI (59 games). He figures to have a good chance to begin the 2021 season at Triple-A Albuquerque.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Elehuris Montero: Still testing positive for COVID
Montero produced a second positive COVID-19 test and consequently remains under quarantine, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports. "Every day that goes by that they're not here is more of a challenge," manager Mike Shildt said about the players being ready for Opening Day. "The biggest two factors will be when they get here, that alone might [impact] their ability to start the season with us, but if they do get here, we still have an opportunity to work into ... how they look and how they can get ready without the feeling of rushing."
The infielder initially tested positive during intake screenings for summer camp, and he evidently hasn't overcome infection more than 10 days later. Manager Mike Shildt did report Montero is asymptomatic, but he'll have to test negative twice within a 24-hour span before being allowed to join the team.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Elehuris Montero: Fourth Cardinal with COVID-19
The Cardinals announced Sunday that Montero tested positive for COVID-19.
Montero is the fourth known Cardinals player -- and the second player who traveled back to the United States from the Dominican Republic ahead of summer camp -- to test positive for the coronavirus. Fortunately for the 22-year-old, he's not currently experiencing any symptoms of the virus, so he should be able to rejoin the Cardinals after a period of self-isolation and after two negative test results. Though the Cardinals include the infielder in their 60-man roster pool, he wasn't considered a prime candidate to crack the team's 30-man Opening Day unit.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Elehuris Montero: Joining 60-player pool
Montero was added to the Cardinals' 60-player roster pool Wednesday, Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports.
The 21-year-old made quick work of the lower minors prior to last season and earned a promotion to Double-A Springfield, but he struggled mightily with a .552 OPS and 74 strikeouts in 238 plate appearances while battling wrist injuries. Montero was added to the 40-man roster in November and will join the team's summer camp at Busch Stadium in advance of the shortened season.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Elehuris Montero: Sent to minors
Montero was optioned to Double-A Springfield on Saturday.
The 21-year-old third baseman hit .188 with a 31.1 percent strikeout rate in 59 games at Double-A last year, and he will look to master the level this season. He dealt with multiple wrist injuries last season, which contributed to his struggles.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Elehuris Montero: Contract selected by Cardinals
Montero's contract was purchased by the Cardinals on Wednesday.
The move protects Montero from the Rule 5 draft. He doesn't appear to be close anywhere close to big-league ready, as he struggled to a .188/.235/.317 line in 59 games for Double-A Springfield last season.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-3, 235 lbs|
|Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|