Jesus Montero Has Minor Sugery

Via the NY Post:

Yankees top prospect Jesus Montero will miss the remainder of Scranton/Wilkes Barre’s playoff series against Columbus after undergoing a procedure on his ankle Wednesday night.

The heavily-hyped catcher suffered a bone bruise and decided to have the discoloring scraped out. The injury is not considered serious and Montero could possibly return if the Yankees Triple-A affiliate can get past Columbus in the best-of-five International League series, which they trail 1-0.

After this report came out, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman went on ESPN 1050 and said that Montero will not play again this season no matter what. That must mean that the Yankees have faith that Jorge Posada will be 100 percent come the playoffs because that is a pretty definitive statement.

This seems like pretty minor stuff though and could only potentially be a problem if there really is a problem with Posada. Posada had concussion symptoms after taking a foul tip on the head, but has been since cleared by doctors. If he had a serious concussion they would not have cleared him.

There is no word yet on whether or not Posada will miss anytime or if he’ll be in the lineup tonight against Texas.

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