Miguel Angel Montero
is a Major League Baseball
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for the Arizona Diamondbacks
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Signed as an undrafted free agent in 2001, Montero showed an ability to hit for average and power in the minors, hitting .307 with 43 home runs in 2005 and 2006.
He made his major league debut on September 6, , against the Florida Marlins
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. Montero would play in a total of 6 games that year batting a .250 batting average.
In and , Montero platooned with Chris Snyder
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at the catching position for the D-Backs and batted a .224 batting average with 10 home runs in 2007 and batting .255 with 5 home runs in 2008.
Montero began the 2009 season slowly, hitting just three home runs and having just a .200 batting average through the first two months. However, when Snyder was put on the disabled list in June, Montero's playing time increased markedly and finished the season with a career high .294 batting average.
Montero caught Edwin Jackson
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on June 25, . He would finish the season with a .266 batting average and 9 home runs.
In 2011, After hitting a .272 batting average with 10 home runs and 45 RBI Montero was selected to his first All-Star Game.