Diamondbacks General Manager Kevin Towers confirmed that the club will be open to discussing a long-term deal with catcher Miguel Montero this season, according to MLB.com's Steve Gilbert and Tyler Emerick. Previously, the two sides agreed to table extension talks until after the season.
"We agreed with Miggy and his agent that we'd give it until the end of Spring Training, and if nothing happened then, we're certainly open throughout the season if he feels like he's comfortable," the GM said. "But any negotiations that we have, both sides decided to keep it confidential."
Even though Arizona is willing to talk about a contract extension with Montero during the season, Towers stopped short of saying that he would actually make him a proposal. Earlier today, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reported that he heard that talks between the two sides could start up soon. The 28-year-old is said to be seeking a four-year, $52MM contract.