Mar 1, 2015; Ft. Myers, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox catcherLuke Montz
(72) poses during photo day at JetBlue Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Luke Montz made it to the majors for the proverbial cup of coffee in 2008 and resurfaced five years later for a refill with Oakland. Montz, now 31-years-old, is a right-handed power bat who catches, plays first and will DH. The issue with Montz is simple – a .237 career minor league average.
Montz, like most fillers, has seen service time with several organizations and holds a career .163 average with two home runs and eight RBI in his two brief major league stints.
Montz has not hit at Pawtucket with an average well under .200 and has seen playing time in the outfield, at first and DH to add to his and the team’s versatility.