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Jesus Montero

Jesus Montero 63 1B

Seattle Mariners

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Jesus Alejandro Montero
  • Age: 25 (November 28, 1989)
  • Birthplace: Guacara, Venezuela
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 3" Wt: 235
  • MLB Debut: 09/01/2011
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Jesus Montero Career Stats

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Jesus Montero Awards and Honors

Jesus Montero  63 1B

  • Full Name: Jesus Alejandro Montero
  • Born: November 28, 1989
  • Age: 25
  • Birthplace: Guacara, Venezuela
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 235
  • MLB Debut: 09/01/2011

Originally signed by the New York Yankees as a non-drafted free agent on Oct. 17, 2006... acquired by the Seattle Mariners in a trade with the New York Yankees along with RHP Hector Noesi in exchange for RHP Michael Pineda and RHP Jose Campos on Jan. 20, 2012... younger brother, Jesus Rafael Montero, is a catcher in the St. Louis organization... became the first rookie in Mariners history to start at DH on Opening Day, and the first in the Majors since Ken Harvey for Kansas City in 2003... ranked No. 12 among Top 100 Prospects by MLB.com entering the 2012 season... Ranked No. 9 among Top 50 Prospects by MLB.com entering the 2011 season... resides in Guacara, Venezuela... caught all 9 innings in Seattle's 6-pitcher combined no-hitter June 8, 2012 vs. Dodgers... at 22 years, 193 days old became the youngest catcher in a no-hitter since Ted Simmons (22 years, 5 days old) caught Bob Gibson's gem at Pittsburgh in 1971... was the 7th-youngest catcher in a no-hitter dating back to 1900... optioned to Triple-A Tacoma from Seattle on May 22, 2013... on June 1, 2013 he was diagnosed with a torn meniscus and was expected to miss four to six weeks following surgery.