A setback in his rehab from a shoulder injury could have Mets reliever Rafael Montero out for the year, the New York Post has reported. The latest development ocurred in his last rehab start. If Montero is indeed done, he will have pitched in just five games this season. He compiled a 4.50 ERA before going down.
Mets starting pitcher Rafael Montero (shoulder) moved his rehab assignment to Class A St. Lucie on Tuesday. The right-hander, who has been sidelined for a few months, allowed one run on three hits and one walk in two innings. He had no strikeouts. Montero tossed six scoreless innings in the Gulf Coast League (rookie) before joining St. Luice. He allowed five hits and no walks, while striking out six.
Mets starting pitcher Rafael Montero will pitch a rehab game on Tuesday, per ESPN.com. Montero has been on the disabled list since April with rotator cuff inflammation in his right shoulder.
Mets starting pitcher Rafael Montero resumed a rehab assignment in the Gulf Coast League on Thursday, making his first appearance since July 20. The right-hander tossed two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and no walks. He also had one strikeout. He has not allowed a run through six innings (three appearances) in the Gulf Coast League. Montero has been on the disabled list since late April due to rotator cuff inflammation in his right shoulder.
The Mets will have an off day on Thursday, while the team is in Florida. While the rest of the team travels from Miami to Tampa, manager Terry Collins will take a day trip to the team's training complex, in Port St. Lucie, to meet with rehabbing pitcher Rafael Montero. Montero has been on the disabled list since April 29 with shoulder discomfort, but repeated tests have not located any injury. "I just want to go see this kid just to deliver a little message," Collins said, per MLB.com.