Yankees Prospect Jesus Montero Injured on Foul Ball

jesus-monteroYankees 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.

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3 Responses to Yankees Prospect Jesus Montero Injured on Foul Ball

  1. Hardcore Yankee Fan says:

    I say let's wait until he passes the date that pushes his arbitration back an extra year. No point in calling him up sooner as the Yanks have plenty of guns in their offense and Montero will likely be a backup catcher and part time DH if everyone else stays healthy.

  2. Hiram says:

    Rob, Which pitcher do you think the yankees could get in a trade?

    I've heard a lot about Buehrle or Liriano but do you think that would be possible to get Weaver noticing the bad relation between Boras and the Angels?

  3. Hardcore Yankee Fan says:

    At this point, I personally would not consider trading Montero for Liriano or Buehrle. Weaver would be fine realizing you'd probably have to sweeten the pot. But I don't see the Angels trading Weaver unless they are way out of contention, which probably is not likely. They may not trade him period. Besides, Boras and the Yanks aren't exactly a sweet couple nor is Boras and any team for that matter.

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