Montero expected to get late-season start

Rafael Montero

Rafael Montero

#50 SP
New York Mets

2014 STATS

  • GM7
  • W0

  • L3

  • BB16

  • K28

  • ERA5.23

MIAMI -- Rafael Montero remains with Triple-A Las Vegas, which opens its playoffs Wednesday. Later this month, though, Mets manager Terry Collins expects Montero to get at least one start at the major league level.

The Mets won't employ a true six-man rotation, since they don't want to give the incumbent pitchers more than one extra day of rest between starts. Instead, Collins said, the Mets plan to slot Montero in for a start during a stretch when the team has a six-day stretch without an off-day.

Montero, 23, is 0-3 with a 5.23 ERA in seven appearances (six starts) at the major league level.