Mets' Montero likely to miss season after tearing ligament

ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 23, 2018 08:40 AM
Mets' Montero likely to miss season after tearing ligament
New York Mets pitcher Rafael Montero (50) works against the Washington Nationals in the third inning of a spring training baseball game, Saturday, March 17, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets right-hander Rafael Montero probably will miss the season after tearing a ligament in his pitching elbow.

New York said Thursday that the 27-year-old has a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament and will likely need Tommy John surgery.

Montero was 5-11 with a 5.52 ERA in 18 starts and 16 relief appearances last year. He gave up 13 runs — nine earned — and 12 hits in nine innings during spring training.

He has a salary of $558,025 in the majors and will be eligible for salary arbitration next winter.

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