Originally written January 14, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
RHP Rafael Montero went 11-5 with a 2.36 ERA with Savannah and  St. Lucie in 2012. The New York Mets today announced the club invited righthanded pitchers Rafael Montero and Cory Mazzoni, catcher Juan Centeno, infielder Josh Satin and outfielder Matt den Dekker to major league Spring Training. Montero, 22, went a combined 11-5 with a 2.36 ERA (32 earned runs/122.0 innings) and 110 strikeouts in 20 starts for Savannah (A) of the South Atlantic League and St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League.  The 6-2, 168-pound native of San Cristobal, Dominican Republic went 6-3 with a 2.52 ERA (20 earned runs/71.1 innings) in 12 starts for the Sand Gnats and 5-2 with a 2.13 ERA (12 earned runs/50.2 innings) for the St. Lucie club. The Mets signed the righthander as a non-drafted free agent in 2011. Mazzoni, 23, split last season between St. Lucie and Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League, making a combined 26 starts and earning a spot on the midseason Florida State League All-Star team.  The 6...
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