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Jesus Montero out 4-6 weeks with torn meniscus

Jun 1, 2013, 5:28 PM EDT

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Jesus Montero batted just .208 with three home runs and a .590 OPS prior to being demoted to Triple-A Tacoma last month, but his season has taken another disappointing turn.

Greg Johns of MLB.com reports that Montero was diagnosed with a torn meniscus in his left knee and will undergo surgery next week. He’s expected to miss 4-6 weeks, which places his return around midseason.

Montero was hitting .250 (7-for-28) with three doubles, one triple, and two RBI over his first seven games in Triple-A. He has mostly played first base since his demotion, as the Mariners are almost ready to throw in the towel on the idea of using him as a catcher. However, the transition process will have to wait a few weeks.

  1. seahonky - Jun 1, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    Send him back to the Yankees. Send Wilhelmsen too (I’ll pay his way)

    • protius - Jun 4, 2013 at 7:15 AM

      No thank you. He’s yours; you wanted him, now you have to keep him.

  2. insidefastball - Jun 1, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    Someone’s season just keeps getting worse

  3. dirtyharry1971 - Jun 2, 2013 at 2:16 AM

    BUST

  4. mazblast - Jun 2, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    Funny, when he was a YANKEE (face The Bronx and bow) farmhand, he was an assured automatic no-doubt future Hall of Famer. Now that he’s not a YANKEE (face The Bronx and bow), we see his true colors. Mariners fans should have expected no less than what they got–yet another overhyped YANKEE (face The Bronx and bow) “prospect”.

    I wish him a full recovery and an improvement in his career, both at the plate and at whatever position he winds up playing. Perhaps he’ll thrive now that he’s “post-hype” and no longer under so much pressure.

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