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.