Originally posted on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 8/14/12
As the Yankees struggle with their starting rotation, it would be really nice to have Michael Pineda out there on the mound right now, wouldn’t it? And to add insult to that injury, the guy Brian Cashman traded for him may be starting to come into his own.  Montero as a Yankee: Oh, what might have been! Seattle Mariner Jesus Montero has been one of the league’s top hitters against left-handed pitching all season, but near last against righties. That may be changing, however. A week ago Montero had 46 hits against righties, and now he has 58, including two home runs off Jered Weaver last Sunday in Anaheim. Montero’s future, however, may not be behind the plate. While he has been making some progress as a defensive catcher, the Mariners’ long-range plan is for 2012 top draft pick Mike Zunino (#3 overall) to take over that position. Zunino, winner of numerous collegiate player of the year awards at the University of Florida, was just promoted to AA Jackson (Southern League)after
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