Posted January 31, 2012

Miguel Montero Agrees To One-Year, $5.9 Million Deal

MLB

The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to terms on a one-year, $5.9 million deal with catcher Miguel Montero to avoid arbitration, according to the Associated Press.

Montero had reportedly asked for $6.8 million originally, and the Diamondbacks had offered $5.4 million.

The 28-year-old backstop hit .282/.351/.469 with 18 home runs and 86 RBI this season, making him one of the most productive catchers in the National League. In his last full season in 2009, Montero hit .294/.355/.478 with 16 home runs and 59 RBI.

Montero made $3.2 million last season.