|Spring Training shot I got early this year. Urena was in St. Lucie before his injury and Montero will likely head there before long to continue his rehab process.|
In his first outing since shoulder problems landed him on the DL early in the season, RHP Rafael Montero pitched one inning for the GCL Mets, allowing one hit. He struck out one batter and walked none. After a leadoff single, Montero teamed up with Ali Sanchez for a caught stealing, which means Montero faced the minimum in his inning of work.
Also continuing his rehab assignment in the GCL is 3B prospect Jhoan Urena who has very much had a lost season.
Both players need strong second halves to reestablish themselves in the organization.
I, for one, am beyond excited Montero is back. He is one of my favorite players in baseball and I cannot help but think his shoulder woes are a direct result of the Mets yanking him around between the majors and minors and starting and relieving. Hopefully he can make a full and quick rehab assignment and fill in for Steven Matz while the Long Island native is nursing his lat.