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Montero remains out with groin strain

Montero remains out with groin strain

Montero remains out with groin strain
PHOENIX -- Miguel Montero was out of the lineup for the fourth straight game on Saturday, and the D-backs catcher might not return until Monday when the team opens a three-game series in San Francisco.

Montero tweaked his groin during Monday's loss to the Dodgers and has been out of action since.

On Saturday, Montero caught a bullpen session and took batting practice and D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said unless something changed there were no plans to put Montero on the disabled list.

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"He's good," Gibson said. "I'm not going to play him today, may not play him tomorrow, may wait until Monday, but he's available to pinch-hit for sure tonight."

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