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Friday, March 14, 2014

Seattle Mariners option Jesus Montero to Triple-A Tacoma

Jesus Wash.ed.

Designated hitter/first baseman Jesus Montero, the one-time cornerstone for the rebuilding project that is the Seattle Mariners, will not be with the big-league club when the 2014 season begins in April after he was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday.

Montero put up decent numbers during the exhibition season, batting .310 with 2 home runs and 5 RBI in 29 at-bats, which helped to partially salvage a spring training that started in disastrous fashion.

In Febrary, Montero showed up to the M’s training complex in Peoria, Ariz., overweight and out of shape for the second year in a row, offering no excuses when he told The Seattle Times, “After winter ball, all I did was eat.” This came after last season’s 50-game suspension stemming from the use of performance-enhancing drugs in the wake of the MLB’s Biogenesis scandal.

A former blue-chip catching prospect with the New York Yankees, Seattle acquired Montero in a blockbuster trade that sent starting pitcher Michael Pineda to New York before the 2012 season.

Repoz Posted: March 14, 2014 at 08:15 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RMc's Yelling Mob of Hackmen Posted: March 14, 2014 at 10:00 PM (#4671977)
This must make Jesus cross.
   2. He who brought the butter dish to Balshazar (CoB) Posted: March 14, 2014 at 10:03 PM (#4671978)
Jesus just left Seattle and he's headed down, Tacoma way ...
   3. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: March 14, 2014 at 10:03 PM (#4671979)
Jesus will rise again.
   4. Select Storage Device Posted: March 15, 2014 at 12:35 AM (#4671999)
Seattle roll Montero like a barrel to Tacoma; giggle all the way. Cry when they reach there.
   5. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: March 15, 2014 at 09:20 AM (#4672035)
Surprisingly, he was actually playing pretty well this spring.
   6. Renegade (((JE))) Posted: March 15, 2014 at 10:55 AM (#4672052)
A former blue-chip catching prospect with the New York Yankees, Seattle acquired Montero in a blockbuster trade that sent starting pitcher Michael Pineda to New York before the 2012 season.

In what world is a four-player swap where the best talent involved are a top prospect and young pitcher with one good season under his belt considered a "blockbuster?"
   7. Padraic Posted: March 15, 2014 at 10:58 AM (#4672053)
The world where the Yankees are involved in the trade...
   8. The District Attorney Posted: March 15, 2014 at 11:04 AM (#4672057)
I'm sure it wasn't a "blockbuster" to the casual fan, but it was a pretty big deal to hardcores, in the sense that you very rarely see young top 20 prospects and/or successful rookies traded for each other.
   9. esseff Posted: March 15, 2014 at 11:49 AM (#4672068)
Well, at least he's still a better prospect than this guy.

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