|Aug. 8 7:53 AM PT8:53 AM MT9:53 AM CT10:53 AM ET10:53 ET14:53 GMT22:53 CST7:53 AM MST9:53 AM EST10:23 AM VEN18:53 UAE9:53 AM CT-Montero has been suspended 50 games for violating Major League Baseball's drug program.
Analysis: The suspension was announced Monday.
|Aug. 5 10:56 AM PT11:56 AM MT12:56 PM CT1:56 PM ET13:56 ET17:56 GMT1:56 CST10:56 AM MST12:56 PM EST1:26 PM VEN21:56 UAE12:56 PM CT-Montero is among 12 players who accepted penalties from Major League Baseball on Monday as part of its Biogenesis drug investigation, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
Analysis: Montero was sent to the minors May 22 after hitting .208 in 29 games for the M's.
|June 1 3:56 PM PT4:56 PM MT5:56 PM CT6:56 PM ET18:56 ET22:56 GMT6:56 CST3:56 PM MST5:56 PM EST6:26 PM VEN2:56 UAE (+1)5:56 PM CT-Montero has a torn meniscus in his left knee and will be out for four to six weeks following surgery. The Mariners announced the diagnosis on Saturday.
Analysis: The 23-year-old, acquired in a trade with the New York Yankees prior to the 2012 season, was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on May 22. Montero hit only .208 with three home runs and nine RBIs in 101 at-bats over 29 games. The Mariners, though, were 15-10 in games when Montero started behind the plate.
|May 23 4:18 PM PT5:18 PM MT6:18 PM CT7:18 PM ET19:18 ET23:18 GMT7:18 CST4:18 PM MST6:18 PM EST6:48 PM VEN3:18 UAE (+1)6:18 PM CT-The Mariners sent the slumping Montero to the minor leagues. They optioned him to Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday. He has 72 hours to join the club.
Analysis: The 23-year-old Montero is hitting .208 with three home runs and nine RBIs. He hit .260 with 15 homers and 62 RBIs last year in his first full season in the majors.
|May 9 2:45 PM PT3:45 PM MT4:45 PM CT5:45 PM ET17:45 ET21:45 GMT5:45 CST2:45 PM MST4:45 PM EST5:15 PM VEN1:45 UAE (+1)4:45 PM CT-Montero hit his third homer in Wednesday's 2-1 win at Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Montero is hitting just .205 with eight RBIs in his first 22 games.
|Apr. 28 3:27 PM PT4:27 PM MT5:27 PM CT6:27 PM ET18:27 ET22:27 GMT6:27 CST3:27 PM MST5:27 PM EST5:57 PM VEN2:27 UAE (+1)5:27 PM CT-Montero went 2 for 4 with his second homer in a 3-2 win over the Angels on Saturday.
Analysis: Montero has batted 9 for 27 (.333) with two homers and six RBIs over his last seven contests.
|Feb. 12 11:47 AM PT12:47 PM MT1:47 PM CT2:47 PM ET14:47 ET19:47 GMT3:47 CST12:47 PM MST2:47 PM EST3:17 PM VEN23:47 UAE1:47 PM CT-Montero on Tuesday again denied any involvement with a Florida-based anti-aging clinic under investigation by Major League Baseball.
Analysis: According to a published report last week, Montero was named in records belonging to Biogenesis of America LLC, the now-closed clinic in Coral Gables, Fla., that has purportedly been linked to performance-enhancing drugs. Montero said he didn't know why his name popped up in the records. Montero also said his brother, who has the same first and last name, has nothing to do with the clinic. He's confident that his agents will clear up the matter.
|Feb. 6 3:29 PM PT4:29 PM MT5:29 PM CT6:29 PM ET18:29 ET23:29 GMT7:29 CST4:29 PM MST6:29 PM EST6:59 PM VEN3:29 UAE (+1)5:29 PM CT-The agents who represent Montero and Toronto outfielder Melky Cabrera say no one at their agency has ever heard of or knows anyone at the Florida anti-aging clinic currently under investigation by Major League Baseball. In a statement Wednesday, Sam and Seth Levinson say no one at their agency, AECS, had ever heard of Anthony Bosch until his name surfaced in news reports recently.
Analysis: The New York Daily News reported Wednesday that Montero is named in records from Biogenesis of America LLC. The Miami New Times recently released clinic documents that purportedly linked Cabrera, Alex Rodriguez, Gio Gonzalez and other players to purchases of banned drugs from the now-closed anti-aging center. The Mariners said Wednesday they support the league's drug program and are disappointed when they hear of any players potentially involved with banned substances.