#Cubs Montero sidelined with thumb injury
Cubs catcher Miguel Montero underwent an MRI Saturday on his jammed left thumb, and was not expected to be able to play Sunday. Montero was injured in the first inning. After his at-bat in the second, Montero told Maddon that he had to come out.
Taylor Teagarden, promoted from Triple-A Iowa on July 4 when David Ross went on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion, took over as catcher on Saturday. Ross was eligible to come off the DL on Friday, and the Cubs said they wanted to wait until after the All-Star break to activate him but may be forced to have the veteran available.
“We have to figure out the backup,” Maddon said of Sunday’s game.
Teagarden will start at catcher Sunday against the White Sox in the final game before the All-Star break.
— Carrie Muskat