MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets

Rafael Montero still rehabbing, returns to throwing in PSL

Mets RHP prospect Rafael Montero has been throwing from a mound in Port St. Lucie (NY Post, July 4).

He has been on the disabled list at Triple-A Las Vegas for the last three weeks with a strained left oblique.

Montero, 23, had allowed 9 runs in 8 innings in the three starts since being demoted by the Mets on May 31. He is expected to return to the rotation in Triple-A Las Vegas when he is activated from the disabled list.

Montero is considered one of the team’s top pitching prospects, checking in at No. 85 on’s off-season list of top prospects in baseball.

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

So much for another untradeable asset. Why is it that all our injuries take forever to heal? Has the Met Medical Staff ever been held accountable by anyone in the organization? Given the way this organization likes to spend money one can only assume Sandy has retained the services of the nearest witch doctor. Ting-tang, walla-walla bing-bang!


@Kenneth Meltsner  "@Kenneth Meltsner  supergenius"

Montero was never "an untraceable asset", he was a very tradable asset until he got baptized in the bigs and then got hurt.  I don't know if you follow sports but a lot of players on every team get hurt every season and it takes time for them to return.  Look no further than the Yankees own CC Sabitha who now has been re-diagnosed and will likely not pitch for the Yanks for the rest of the season.   So I guess you can go bash the Yankee's doctors too.  @Kenneth Meltsner  super genius"   I'll bet you like the ring to that?