Luna, 31, last saw Major League action in 2010 with the Marlins. Luna is a career .265/.317/.388 hitter playing primarily well-below average 2B, SS, and 3B. Luna spent last year in Triple-A Pawtucket where he hit .283/.350/.449 for the Red Sox affialiate.
Montanez, 30, may be a more useful piece to the Phils puzzle, hitting .222/.263/.352 in 57 plate appearances last year for the Cubs. Montanez is a slightly below average outfielder who has a career -5.2 UZR across all three outfield positions. Montanez had an excellent year in the hitter friendly Pacific Coast League in 2011 for Triple-A Iowa hitting .318/.393/.489.
Also, in a move corresponding to the J-Rol signing, the Phillies exposed INF Carlos Rivero to waivers and lost him to the Nationals. Rivero, 23, put up a .275/.331/.440 with 15 HR at Double-A Reading playing primarily 3B. Rivero struggled in a brief call-up to Lehigh Valley where he hit .185/.233/.444 with 1 HR. Rivero was a nice diamond-in-the-rough pick up for the Phils off waivers last season and his loss is unfortunate; somewhere, John Bowker, still on the 40-man roster, breathes a sigh of relief.
Analysis: Both Luna and Montanez were invited to Spring Training but neither figure to make the Phillies out of camp. The loss of Rivero is tough to swallow and gives more credence that John Bowker will receive a shot to be the fifth outfielder out of camp.