Yankees top prospect Jesus Montero left yesterday’s game in the middle of the 4th inning in Scranton yesterday after fouling a ball off his cup. It doesn’t seem like a serious injury, but he was in enough pain yesterday that he couldn’t guarantee he would play today.
Look, obviously this is a painful injury, but it could have been much worse. At most he’ll miss one or two games before going back to normal. The only long-term worry is that this doesn’t make him nervous at the plate or behind it.
Montero has been absolutely on fire this year. He’s hitting .407 with a .925 OPS. He’s clearly major league ready with his bat. At this point he probably just needs to wait until mid-May/June before being called up though. At that point if he is still hitting this way the Yankees will be forced to find a spot for him in their lineup.