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Montero has torn mensicus, headed for surgery

Apr 11, 2010, 2:02 PM EDT

montero headshot.JPGAccording to the Arizona Republic’s Nick Piecoro, catcher Miguel Montero has a torn meniscus in his right knee and will need surgery.

The Diamondbacks have not revealed a recovery timetable and haven’t said when exactly the procedure will take place, but it sounds like Montero could be done for the year.  Manager A.J. Hinch and Co. will be happy they hung onto Chris Snyder, who will have to man starting duties moving forward.  He’s 1-for-6 thus far with a strikeout.

Montero hit .316/.366/.534 after the All-Star break last season with 11 home runs and 40 RBI in 234 at-bats.  He was primed for a breakout year in 2010 and a promising fantasy sleeper according to Rotoworld’s Season Pass.

  1. GimmeSomeSteel - Apr 11, 2010 at 4:28 PM

    I’m not a doctor, but I know that a meniscus injury is generally not nearly as serious as one to the ACL, MCL, or PCL (the ligament, not the league). Football players have returned from this injury in 4-6 weeks. OTOH, Montero is a catcher, so call it maybe two months, unless there’s other damage. Just my guess.

  2. funi - Apr 11, 2010 at 9:32 PM

    So the d’cracks will win 70 games instead of 75 now!

  3. Chuck - Apr 12, 2010 at 1:13 AM

    MCL shouldn’t be season ending but this is a blow nonetheless (except for C Snyder)

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