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Jesus Montero demoted to minors

Updated: May 23, 2013, 7:26 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners sent slumping catcher Jesus Montero to the minor leagues Thursday, a year after acquiring him in trade full of potential that hasn't panned out for either side.

The Mariners optioned Montero to Triple-A Tacoma. He has 72 hours to join the club.

The 23-year-old Montero is hitting .208 with three home runs and nine RBIs. He's also been a designated hitter, and there are concerns about his impatience at the plate.

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