Rafael Montero promoted to Vegas


lastname Montero NEW YORK -- Right-hander Rafael Montero, another highly regarded pitching prospect, has been promoted from Double-A Binghamton to Triple-A Las Vegas. He will start Saturday for the 51s.

Montero, 22, went 7-3 with a 2.43 ERA in 11 starts with the B-Mets. He struck out 72 and walked 10 in 66 2/3 innings.

Montero had made a spot start with Las Vegas on May 21 at Iowa, when he took a scoreless effort into the seventh inning before ultimately getting charged with two runs.