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2-minute drill… Miguel Montero

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Photo: Jonathan Willey/ Arizona Diamondbacks

Fast facts: Hometown is Caracas, Venezuela • Bats/Throws: L/R • Joined the D-Backs as a rookie in 2006 as a September call up • Hit his first home run April 14, 2007, vs. Colorado, a solo shot in the eighth inning • Hit first career grand slam Aug. 16, 2008, vs. Houston • Married, wife Vanessa.

If I weren’t playing Major League Baseball, I would be…. “An engineer.”

First major purchase as a pro athlete …. “Clothes.”

First job … “Selling fireworks.”

Natural or artificial turf … “Natural.”

Most embarrassing moment in a game …. “Making an error that cost us a game.”

Proudest moment … “My first home run in the big leagues, which tied the game.”

Favorite Valley restaurant …. “Fogo de Chao.”

Favorite Valley pro athlete …. “(Teammate) Stephen Drew.”

Playing in my iPod right now …. “I don’t own one.”

Sports superstition …. “Getting in the hot tub before the game.”

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