Luke Montz

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Luke Montz
Luke Montz on August 25, 2012.jpg
Montz batting for the New Orleans Zephyrs in 2010
Catcher
Born: (1983-07-07) July 7, 1983 (age 36)
Lafayette, Louisiana
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 4, 2008, for the Washington Nationals
Last appearance
May 30, 2013, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
Batting average.163
Home runs2
Runs batted in8
Teams

Luke Montz (born July 7, 1983) is an American manager in Minor League Baseball and former catcher in Major League Baseball (MLB). He played 23 games in MLB for the Washington Nationals (2008) and Oakland Athletics (2013).

Playing career[edit]

Washington Nationals[edit]

Montz was drafted by the then-Montreal Expos in the 17th round of the 2003 Major League Baseball draft. He played in the minor leagues from 2003 through 2008, progressing from Rookie League to Triple-A. Montz made his major league debut on September 4, 2008, for the Washington Nationals against the Atlanta Braves; in that game, he went 0-for-3.[1] Through the end of the 2008 season, Montz appeared in 10 games with the Nationals, batting 3-for-21 (.143). He spent the 2009 season in Washington's farm system.

2010–2012 seasons

Montz signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets for the 2010 season and with the then-Florida Marlins for the 2011 season. He re-signed with the Marlins for the 2012 season. In 2012, he played for the Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs, splitting his time between catching and playing first base. For the year, he slashed .222/.310/.495 with 29 home runs and 74 RBIs.

Oakland Athletics[edit]

Montz signed a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics in November 2012. During the 2013 season, he appeared in 13 games for Oakland, batting 5-for-28 (.179). He was designated for assignment on September 1, 2013.[2] He was released on September 3, 2013, re-signed in October 2013, and played briefly during the 2014 season for Oakland's Arizona League rookie team.

2015 season

On December 4, 2014, Montz signed a minor league deal with the Boston Red Sox. On December 17, 2014, he was assigned to the AAA Pawtucket Red Sox. He appeared in 48 games with Pawtucket, then was released on June 27, 2015.

Post-playing career[edit]

Montz spent 2018 as a coach with the Portland Sea Dogs, the Boston Red Sox' Double-A affiliate in the Eastern League.[3] In January 2019, he was named manager of the Lowell Spinners, Boston's Class A Short Season affiliate in the New York–Penn League.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Montz, his wife, and their two daughters live in Lafayette, Louisiana.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Atlanta Braves 2, Washington Nationals 0". Retrosheet. September 4, 2008. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  2. ^ Todd, Jeff (September 1, 2013). "Athletics Designate Luke Montz For Assignment". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  3. ^ MLB.com, Red Sox Set Minor League, Player Development Staff. (10 January 2019)
  4. ^ "Red Sox Announce Personnel Moves in Player Development and Minor League Field Staffs". MiLB.com. January 10, 2019. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  5. ^ Thomas, Kevin (June 17, 2018). "Sea Dogs' Luke Montz is a family man and coach, in that order". Portland Press Herald. Portland, Maine. Retrieved January 12, 2019.

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Preceded by
Corey Wimberly
Lowell Spinners manager
2019–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent