Montanez was among the Atlantic League leaders with his .313 batting average, 39 runs scored, 63 hits, 13 doubles, six home runs, and 41 RBI in 52 games played for the Patriots last season before signing with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Montanez reported to Double-A Arkansas and finished with a .284 batting average, 23 hits, five doubles, three home runs, and 14 RBI in 22 games played.
Montanez has Major League time with the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago Cubs, most recently in 2011. He was Chicago’s first pick, third overall, in the 2000 draft.
In addition to his Major League time, Montanez has six seasons of Triple-A experience for the organizations and the St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies.
Montanez has a minor league career .285 average, 1,364 hits, 272 doubles, 48 triples, 105 home runs, and 824 RBI in 1,301 games played.