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Postby Havok1517 » Sun Aug 02, 2009 6:35 pm

Yankees prospect Jesus Montero will miss the rest of the year with a fractured middle finger on his left hand.
We've argued that the Yankees should have started developing Montero as a first baseman/designated hitter already. Fortunately, this isn't a major injury, but it did come while he was catching and it shows the dangers of leaving him behind the plate when it's doubtful that he'll ever be a major league-quality catcher. He should be ready to play in the Arizona Fall League if the Yankees want him to.
Source: New York Post


So, those that were expecting a late season callup, as I was, are obviously disappointed.
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Re: Jesus Montero out for the year

Postby KCollins1304 » Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:01 pm

It's really disappointing. He was on some people's maps after lighting up lower levels last year, but he really became a top prospect after doing so well in AA. I wonder if he'll play in the AFL or winter leagues. :-?
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Re: Jesus Montero out for the year

Postby MaudDib » Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:23 pm

I was surprised that he wasn't traded. I expected him to be moved since most don't think he can stay behind the dish and they have no room for him at 1B. I figured they could move him in a deal for Halladay or Holliday.

This definitely hurts but it is only a finger which means that the healing process should be fairly straight forward.
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Re: Jesus Montero out for the year

Postby Havok1517 » Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:42 pm

MaudDib wrote:I was surprised that he wasn't traded. I expected him to be moved since most don't think he can stay behind the dish and they have no room for him at 1B. I figured they could move him in a deal for Halladay or Holliday.

This definitely hurts but it is only a finger which means that the healing process should be fairly straight forward.


Yeah, I think this is a strict end time and easy healing process so he'll should not lose anything. Something else to remember is that Montero could be the DH for the Yankees with part-time duty at 1B and C. Mastui is a free agent after this season.
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Re: Jesus Montero out for the year

Postby Grounded Polo » Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:51 pm

KCollins1304 wrote:It's really disappointing. He was on some people's maps after lighting up lower levels last year, but he really became a top prospect after doing so well in AA. I wonder if he'll play in the AFL or winter leagues. :-?


I think he's expected to play in the fall league.
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