Diamondbacks “willing to trade” catcher Miguel Montero

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FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal has the scoop

The Arizona Diamondbacks, trying to create payroll flexibility, are willing to trade catcher Miguel Montero, according to major-league sources.

A member of the D’Backs front office told Rosenthal that the club is merely in “listening mode,” but rival execs say the 31-year-old¬†catcher is being shopped.

Montero was a National League All-Star in 2011 and signed a big five-year, $60 million contract extension with Arizona in May 2012, but he has registered a disappointing .237/.324/.358 batting line in 1,035 plate appearances over the past two seasons. The Diamondbacks are beginning to shake things up under new chief baseball officer Tony La Russa.