RAFAEL MONTERO NEWS

What Will Familia Do For An Encore This Season

With Antonio Bastardo already in camp, the New York Mets bullpen will start to take form. There’s a battle for the last spot, depending on whether Sean Gilmartin, Rafael Montero or Logan Verrett can fill the sixth starter role. Bastardo believes he’ll be the answer in the 8th inning, although Addison Reed will likely have something to say about that. There’s also some concern...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Gilmartin, Montero, Verrett Could Fill Sixth Starter Role

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets could turn to one of Sean Gilmartin or Logan Verrett as a sixth starter during the first half of the season. I would also add Rafael Montero into that equation as well. That is based on comments made by general manager Sandy Alderson on Wednesday, who said the organization plans to strategically use a sixth starter to keep their...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero Struggles In Latest Dominican League Outing

Rafael Montero had a rough outing for the Leones del Escogido last night, he got only one out while allowing four hits and one run. The first batter he faced was Diory Hernandez who hit a solo... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero Throws Perfect Inning In Dominican League

  Rafael Montero had his best outing in the Dominican Winter League last night for the Leones del Escogido in their 7-2 victory that puts them in the Championship series against the Tigres del Licey. Montero pitched a perfect 8th inning with two strikeouts and picked up his second hold of the postseason. Both strikeouts came swinging, one was Washington Nationals OF/1B Tyler...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

T.J. Rivera Homers, Rafael Montero With Scoreless Outing

  T.J. Rivera carried the Indios de Mayaguez offense last night in their 7-1 win over the Cangrejoros de Santurce driving in four runs. He was 2 for 4 with a two-run homerun off former Met... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero Struggles In Dominican League Outing

  The good news with Rafael Montero is that he seems to be healthy, the bad news is that he is allowing too many baserunners and isn’t striking anyone out in the Dominican Winter League.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero Throws Two Innings In Dominican League

Rafael Montero pitched two scoreless innings (7th & 8th inning) allowing only one hit last night for the Leones del Escogido in their 6-1 victory. He allowed just the one baserunner who was erased on a double play ball hit by former Met Jordany Valdespin. Montero has now thrown six innings (five during playoffs) for the Leones this winter allowing only one run, which was produced...
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January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Winter Ball Recap: Rafael Montero Pitches In Relief Again

Two days after pitching a scoreless inning for the Leones del Escogido, Rafael Montero was back on the mound last night pitching 1.1 innings. He came in to pitch in the sixth innings with runners on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero Throws Scoreless Inning, Asdrubal Cabrera With Two Hits

  Rafael Montero made his third Dominican Winter League appearance last night for the Leones del Escogido in their 6-0 loss. He pitched a scoreless 7th inning getting a groundout to second, fly... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero Makes Second Dominican League Appearance

  Rafael Montero returned to the mound last in the 7th inning for the Leones del Escogido to face three hitters. The first batter he faced was Abraham Almonte (Cleveland Indians) who ground out... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero and the 2016 season

Rafael Montero broke out in the minor leagues in 2012 and 2013 with impressive seasons. He was considered to be one of the strong starters the Mets had in their back pocket, as the organization had many prospects working their way to the major leagues. Since the Mets have called up those prospects, Montero has struggled to find a role with in the big league ball club. With Bartolo...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero Makes Dominican League Debut

  Last Thursday, Rafael Montero was suppose to pitch in the Parallel League for the Leones del Escogido but had it rained out and moved to the next day. That game was rained out as well, he did... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Lagares Extends Hitting Streak, Montero Throws Bullpen

Wuilmer Becerra had his hitting streak snapped at seven games last night but extended his RBI streak to five games after going 0 for 3 with a sacrifice fly. He did get moved up to the seventh spot in the lineup for the game after hitting out of the eighth and ninth hole most of the winter ball season for the Tigres de Aragua in the Venezuelan League. He is now hitting .405/.409...
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Sources: Rafael Montero Makes Winter Ball Debut Tonight

According to multiple sources I talked to on Tuesday, RHP Rafael Montero will make his Dominican Winter League debut on Thursday pitching for the Leones del Escogido in the Parallel League. The Parallel League is like the minor league feeder system for the younger players to get some experience. If all goes well Montero could pitch on Monday in the last game of the season or in...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Source: Rafael Montero To Make Winter Ball Debut Thursday

According to multiple sources I talked to on Tuesday, RHP Rafael Montero will make his Dominican Winter League debut on Thursday pitching for the Leones del Escogido in the Parallel League. The Parallel League is like the minor league feeder system for the younger players to get some experience. If all goes well Montero could pitch on Monday in the last game of the season or in...
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December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

DiComo: Montero Expected To Be Ready For Spring Training

Mets beat writer Anthony DiComo of MLB.com answered a bunch of questions in his Mailbag this week and included an update on Rafael Montero. What is Rafael Montero‘s injury status? This was a lost season for a pitcher who ranked higher than Jacob deGrom on the Mets’ depth chart as recently as 18 months ago. This year, Montero hit the disabled list in April with a right shoulder...
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November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets GM Says Rafael Montero Likely Done For The Season

Speaking with reporters at Citizens Bank Park, GM Sandy Alderson confirmed that right-hander Rafael Montero is unlikely to pitch for the Mets again this season. Montero, 24, who has been out since April with a rotator cuff injury, was making his fifth rehab start when he complained of stiffness after the game to trainers. I have […]
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets' Montero has setback in rehab appearance

New York Mets right-hander Rafael Montero had a setback during his rehab stint at Class A St. Lucie and could be done for the season. The surprising development comes one day after Montero pitched three innings for St. Lucie on Sunday, allowing one run on two hits while striking out one batter and walking a pair. Montero made three appearances for St. Lucie in an 11-day span, giving...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero Suffers Setback, Likely Done For The Season

Right-hander Rafael Montero had a setback in his latest rehab start and is back to square one. According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, he may be finished for the year. Montero pitched three innings for Advanced-A St. Lucie on Sunday, and gave up one run on two hits and a walk while striking out […]
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Montero Tosses Three Innings, Continues To Make Progress

Right-hander Rafael Montero pitched three innings for Advanced-A St. Lucie on Sunday, and gave up one run on two hits and a walk while striking out one in a 46 pitch effort. Montero, 24, who has been out since April with a rotator cuff injury, was making his fifth rehab start. Since Terry Collins made […]
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August 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Notes: Steven Matz Progressing, Rafael Montero Not Ready Yet

Rookie left-hander Steven Matz is progressing from a lat strain and should begin throwing off a mound next week, New York Mets manager Terry Collins told reporters on Friday. Matz long tossed on Thursday under the watchful eye of Collins who was visiting the team’s complex in Port St. Lucie to check up on all of […]
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August 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves trade Juan Uribe, Kelly Johnson to Mets

By Joe Lucia Hey, the New York Mets got some offense! Sure, neither of the bats they acquired were the caliber of Justin Upton, but every little bit helps! On Friday, the club picked up Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson from the Atlanta Braves, sending minor league pitchers Jon Gant and Rob Whalen to Atlanta according to New York Post beat writer Joel Sherman via Twitter.  Rafael...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Montero among players bracing for what comes next

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AT MID-SEASON: BRACING FOR WHAT COMES NEXT By SEAN M. WHEELER, MD Now that the All-Star game is over, every major league teams is preparing for the race to the pennant. Mathematically, each time has a chance; they hope for the string of wins that catapults them into October. Fans are in a similar predicament, hoping their favorite teams come back from their...
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets' Rafael Montero progressing in minor-league rehab assignment

Rafael Montero is growing closer to returning to the Mets, as he continues to work his way back from his DL stint for rotator cuff inflammation. The right-hander threw three shutout innings in his second minor-league rehab start for the Gulf Coast Mets on Monday. He allowed three hits, struck out four and did not walk a batter. Montero, who has been on the DL since April 29, has...
Via Fox Sports
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

A Rafael Montero sighting!

Montero logged a scoreless inning for the Gulf Coast League Mets on Tuesday morning in Port St. Lucie, Florida. It marked his first game action since pitching for the Mets on April 28, then landing on the disabled list. Source: Adam Rubin Maybe he’ll work his way back into some starts for the Mets this year – wouldn’t that be something? ***** If you prefer longer articles,...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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