Jul 25 2:22p
Montero was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday.
With the Mariners acquiring Kendrys Morales, Montero was redundant on the big league roster. Few players have gone from top-5 prospect in all of baseball to uninteresting organizational designated hitter as fast as Montero. He's slashing an impressive .310/.374/.541 at Triple-A, but his career .258/.302/.396 slash line at the big-league level would barely fly at shortstop, let alone designated hitter.