Cubs Rumors: New details emerge on potential trade for Diamondbacks' Miguel Montero

If the Chicago Cubs indeed acquire catcher Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks via trade, it appears that most of the cost will be financial rather than prospect-based.

Per Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, the Cubs may only have to part with two Single-A level pitchers in order to get a deal done:

Montero, 31, has three years and $40 million left on his current contract. For a trade to happen, the Cubs will likely have to eat the majority of that salary.

The left-handed catcher struggles against lefty pitching, slashing just a .198/.252/.311 line in 115 plate appearances against southpaws in 2014. He was much better against right-handers, with a .256/.348/.386 line. If acquired, he'll likely form an impressive platoon with incumbent Cubs catcher Welington Castillo.

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