Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:28:08 -0700
The Seattle Mariners demoted 1B Jesus Montero to Triple-A Tacoma Thursday, June 26. This may mean OF Michael Saunders (shoulder) will return from the disabled list Friday, June 27.
Fantasy Tip: Saunders may have to settle for part-time duty again, which makes his mixed-league value shaky.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:19:53 -0700
The Seattle Mariners could send DH Jesus Montero to the minor leagues when OF Michael Saunders (shoulder) is ready to be activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:41:48 -0700
Seattle Mariners 1B Jesus Montero will mainly serve as a designated hitter against left-handed pitchers, according to manager Lloyd McClendon. Seven of Montero's eight home runs with Triple-A Tacoma this year came in the first 20 games of the season. He's hit just one homer in his last 39 games while hitting .261 with 19 RBIs.
Fantasy Tip: At least in the short term, Montero makes for an intriguing option in AL-only leagues. Montero's skills were never in question, but it was his poor work ethic and attitude that left him struggling the last year and a half.
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:22:02 -0700
The Seattle Mariners officially recalled 1B Jesus Montero from Triple-A Tacoma Thursday, June 12.
Fantasy Tip: Look to pick up Montero in AL-only leagues, for now. He's an intriguing talent that could be worth the low price if he's turned things around. He should see at least semi-regular at-bats at first base or designated hitter until Justin Smoak (quadriceps) returns from the DL.
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:46:14 -0700
Seattle Mariners 1B Jesus Montero is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Tacoma Thursday, June 12, to replace OF Michael Saunders (shoulder) on the active roster. Montero had hit eight home runs and driven in 40 runs in 59 games with Tacoma to a slash line of .270/.345/.455.
Fantasy Tip: The Mariners would likely be calling Montero up to serve in some sort of platoon at first base with Logan Morrison, since Justin Smoak (quadriceps) just landed on the DL. It's an intriguing move by Seattle, but one that probably will go overlooked by many fantasy gamers. He's worth taking a shot on, at least in AL-only leagues, for now.
Sun, 18 May 2014 17:20:46 -0700
The Seattle Mariners could consider recalling SS Nick Franklin or DH Jesus Montero from Triple-A Tacoma if they have to place DH Corey Hart (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:33:37 -0700
The Seattle Mariners optioned 1B Jesus Montero, OF Xavier Avery, INF Chris Taylor and P James Jones to Triple-A Tacoma Friday, March 14.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:26:13 -0800
The Seattle Mariners are disappointed with C Jesus Montero after he arrived at camp 40 pounds overweight. Montero has never reached his target weight since joining the team. "We are disappointed in how he came in physically," general manager Jack Zduriencik said bluntly. Montero previously had been criticized for his lack of work ethic.
Fantasy Tip: The Mariners aren't expecting anything from Montero at this point, and you shouldn't, either, for fantasy purposes. He'll have a lot to prove this spring in order to make the team.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:33:52 -0800
Seattle Mariners C Jesus Montero is on a weight-loss program this spring after arriving to camp weighing 270 pounds and admitting was "just eating" much of the offseason. "To his credit," manager Lloyd McClendon said, "he's putting the time in. We'll see. My eyes are wide open when it comes to Montero. I'm not closing any doors, and I'm not opening any doors. It's all going to be up to him."
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:43:36 -0800
Seattle Mariners DH Jesus Montero (knee) played 22 games in the Venezuelan Winter League in the offseason to test out his surgically repaired knee, and he said he felt "really good." However, he's also trying to lose weight heading into camp. "I gained a lot of weight in my country," he admitted. "So, now, I'm on a program to lose weight. I'm working really hard to get my weight back. I wasn't doing nothing (after finishing winter ball), just eating." Montero is likely to open the year at Triple-A Tacoma.
Fantasy Tip: GM Jack Zduriencik said Montero has a lot to prove. That means he won't be on the major league roster to start the season, and it'll take a lot for him to work his way back to the major leagues, considering the M's have plenty of first base and DH types.