Found July 20, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Seattle Mariners have been waiting for a breakout performance from Jesus Montero, and this week in Kansas City, they got it. Coming into the four-game series against the Royals, Montero was in a major funk. Picked up from the Yankees in the off-season in a trade that sent Michael Pineda to New York, the 22-year-old was a .257 hitter with seven homers and 27 RBIs through May 30. Beginning June 1, however, he went into a major funk. Through June 13, he had a .216 average with just one homer and one RBI. Admittedly, he didn't play from July 5-13 because of a concussion, but most of the non-production was before the injury. That turned around against the Royals. His three-hit, four-RBI game in a 6-1 win behind Felix Hernandez on Thursday completed a breakout 10-for-17, eight-RBI series. "He's been outstanding," manager Eric Wedge said of Montero, who raised his batting average from .246 to .262 in the series. It was particularly refreshing to see the home...
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