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Montero diagnosed with oblique strain

Rafael Montero

Rafael Montero

#50 SP
New York Mets

2014 STATS

  • GM4
  • W0

  • L2

  • BB11

  • K17

  • ERA5.40

NEW YORK -- Right-hander Rafael Montero, who left Saturday's start for Triple-A Las Vegas after five pitches, officially has been diagnosed with a left oblique strain.

He joins Noah Syndergaard on the shelf with the Pacific Coast League club. Syndergaard is recovering from a sprained A/C joint in his left, non-throwing shoulder, which he suffered covering home plate.

UPDATE: Syndergaard is listed to come off the DL and start Monday for Las Vegas.