RAFAEL MONTERO NEWS

Exploring a potential Carlos Gomez trade

ESPN’s Jim Bowden earlier today proposed the Mets and Milwaukee Brewers make a trade that would send CF Carlos Gomez and RHP Neal Cotts to the Mets in return for CF Juan Lagares, RHP Rafael Montero, RHP Marcos Molina and OF Brandon Nimmo. The trade would give the Mets a much needed boost in center field, where Juan Lagares has been a less impactful fielder, making his .610 on-base...
Via Around Citi
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves trade Juan Uribe, Kelly Johnson to Mets

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. Rafael Montero is not part of this trade. I don't know who reported it. But it is Gant...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  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...
Via Around Citi
7 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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,...
Via Mets360.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero Tosses Inning For GCL Mets

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Rafael Montero logged an inning of work in the Gulf Coast League on Tuesday. Montero had been placed on the 15-day disabled list with “rotator cuff inflammation” back on April 30. At the time, Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins initially said it was “nothing serious.” Montero was originally set to be sent down to Triple-A Las Vegas...
Via Mets Merized Online
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Binghamton Mets prospect evalations 6/11/15

Every season I try to attend a few of the Mets’ minor league affiliate games to see the future in action. This past week I did just that and had the pleasure of catching a Double-A Eastern League game between the Binghamton Mets and the Orioles’ Bowie Baysox on June 11 in Bowie, Maryland. Please keep in mind that I’m obviously not a scout and won’t pretend to be here. What...
Via Mets360.com
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

As Their Value Hits Rock-Bottom, Mets Shopping Gee, Niese, And Montero

Trade speculation is heating up among Mets fans and reporters as the team faces a crunch in the starting rotation. Steven Matz is knocking on the door from Triple-A while Jon Niese and Dillon Gee struggle in the big leagues. Meanwhile, Rafael Montero is returning from a rotator cuff injury. With the Mets currently having eight pitchers for five spots, naturally, they are trying to...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Sandy’s Next Move: Trading Quantity For Quality

While having too much pitching is deemed a myth by many baseball fans, I believe the New York Mets have officially reached this paradox. Rare as it is to have so much depth, the Mets are crossing the point from developing their prospects to perhaps hindering them by keeping them in the minor leagues. When Zack Wheeler went down in the offseason, some fans pointed to injuries as...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Notes: Parnell Struggles In Rehab, Carlyle Exits With Back Stiffness, Montero Still Sore

Bobby Parnell surrendered three runs in his first minor league rehab appearance since suffering a setback from Tommy John surgery three weeks ago. According to Jeff Moore of Baseball Prospectus, Parnell’s fastball was sitting at 90-92 MPH. Moore also tweeted that Parrnell was hit hard and lacked command on both his fastball and breaking pitches. Buddy Carlyle left yesterday’s...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Wrap: DeGrom Beaten; Wright Not Ready; Montero To DL

Well, today sure did stink for Mets, whose day began with the news Rafael Montero will go on the disabled list and David Wright is at least a week from coming off it. The day ended with Washington ripping Jacob deGrom and sending the Mets an 8-2 message they are far from ready to concede the NL East. The loss was the Mets’ 15th in their last 16 games against Washington at Citi...
Via New York Mets Report
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero Placed On 15-Day DL With Rotator Cuff Inflammation

Rafael Montero has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with what they are saying is “rotator cuff inflammation” Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins both say that it is “nothing serious.” We’ve heard that before, but I keep my fingers crossed that it really is nothing serious. Montero was originally set to be sent down to Triple-A Las Vegas after his start Tuesday night...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael Montero Headed To NYC For MRI On Shoulder

Assistant GM John Ricco told reporters in Miami that Rafael Montero is being sent to New York to have an MRI on his right shoulder. Montero complained of tightness in the back of his right shoulder. Ricco says it’s precautionary. Stay tuned for more on this…
Via Mets Merized Online
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Leathersich promoted, Montero back to Vegas

Rafael Montero seems to have become the New York Mets’ official yo-yo this season. After making his first start of the season on Tuesday, Montero was immidiately sent packing back to Las Vegas, just one day after he was called up. This is now Montero’s second demotion in the first month of the season. He originally made the team as a reliever before being demoted in order to...
Via isportsweb.com
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Option Montero, Call Up Leathersich

The Mets optioned Rafael Montero back to Triple-A Las Vegas after Tuesday’s loss to the Marlins and called up LHP Jack Leathersisch from Vegas. Leathersich was having a solid season as the closer for Las Vegas going 7-for-7 in save opportunities with a 2.57 ERA in seven innings.
Via Mets Merized Online
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Marlins 4, Mets 3

The Mets (15-6) lost to the Marlins (9-12) by a score of 4-3 Tuesday night in Miami. Pitching Rafael Montero was very impressive for most of the game until the Marlins finally got to him in the 6th inning. His final line was 5.2 innings with 3 earned runs on 5 hits, 1 walk, and 6 strikeouts. Buddy Carlyle faced one batter, inducing a fly-out off the bat of Ichiro Suzuki. Lefty...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Six-Man Rotation Not Practical For Mets

For more than five innings in tonight’s 4-3 loss at Miami, the Mets were treated to a solid performance from Rafael Montero to where the idea could be floated of considering a six-man rotation. Doing so would give everybody an additional day of rest. Specifically, the real goal would be to give Matt Harvey an additional day and ultimately preserve his workload. While that objective...
Via New York Mets Report
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

April 28, Mets Lineup At Marlins

Rafael Montero was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to start tonight in Miami. To make room for him on the roster, infielder Danny Muno was optioned. Here’s tonight’s batting order against the Marlins: Curtis Granderson – RF Juan Lagares – CF Lucas Duda – 1B Eric Campbell – 3B Daniel Murphy – 2B Ruben Tejada – SS Kirk Nieuwenhuis – LF Anthony Recker – C Rafael Montero – RHP
Via New York Mets Report
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Gee Not In Jeopardy Of Losing Rotation Spot To Montero

According to Terry Collins, Dillon Gee is not in jeopardy of losing his spot in the rotation, despite Rafael Montero starting Tuesday against the Marlins. Collins told reporters in Bismarck, North Dakota Miami he has the “biggest pain in the ass job there is” because of media speculation Gee could get bumped by Montero. “I hope he pitches good,” Collins said about Gee. “I...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap 4/24: Montero’s Final Tuneup, Becerra and Stuart Homer

Las Vegas 8, Reno 7 Rafael Montero got the win in his final start before he is scheduled to pitch against the Marlins on Tuesday. Montero went 5 innings allowing four runs on six hits, 0 walks, four strikeouts and added two hits and a RBI to help his own cause. Chasen Bradford pitched two scoreless innings to pick up his first save of the season. Bradford has yet to allow a run...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Still Very Eager To Trade Dillon Gee

Major League sources tell Andy Martino of the Daily News that the Mets are “still eager” to trade Dillon Gee, and views Rafael Montero as likely to take Gee’s spot. “Talking to people inside and outside the organization following the surprise demotion of Montero to Triple-A on Friday, it was clear that the competition between Gee and Montero did not end when the the team...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Montero To Return April 28, Fifth Starter Role Could Be Up For Grabs

The Mets activated infielder Danny Muno after promoting him from Triple-A Las Vegas, and to clear a spot on the roster for him the team optioned starter turned reliever Rafael Montero to Triple A. The move involving also allows the Mets to normalize their bench size back to five. Montero, who competed with Dillon Gee for the No. 5 starter position in spring training, failed to supplant...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets To Employ Six-Man Rotation For One Turn, Montero Would Return As Starter

The Mets activated infielder Danny Muno after promoting him from Triple-A Las Vegas, and to clear a spot on the roster for him, the team optioned starter turned reliever Rafael Montero to Triple A. Montero, who competed with Dillon Gee for the No. 5 starter position in spring training, failed to supplant Gee and started the regular season in the bullpen. He pitched 4 1/3 innings...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets To Employ Six-Man Rotation For One Turn, Montero Would Return As Starter

The Mets activated infielder Danny Muno after promoting him from Triple-A Las Vegas, and to clear a spot on the roster for him, the team optioned starter turned reliever Rafael Montero to Triple A. Montero, who competed with Dillon Gee for the No. 5 starter position in spring training, failed to supplant Gee and started the regular season in the bullpen. He pitched 4 1/3 innings...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Option Rafael Montero To Vegas, Danny Muno Activated

Mets announced that Rafael Montero will be optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room for Danny Muno who has been added to the 25 man roster and will be available to play tonight. Montero, 24, appeared in four games for the Mets and posted a 4.15 ERA over 4 1/3 innings. April 16 The Mets announced that they have called up infielder Danny Muno from Triple-A Las Vegas. No corresponding...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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