Sunday, February 23, 2014
Montero to kick off Grapefruit schedule
By Adam Rubin
Adam RubinRafael Montero is scheduled to start Friday's Grapefruit League opener.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Rafael Montero will throw the first pitch of the Mets' Grapefruit League schedule, on Friday at 1:10 p.m. against the Washington Nationals at Tradition Field.
Montero, 23, went a combined 12-7 with a 2.78 ERA in 27 starts between Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Las Vegas last season. He allowed 136 hits and walked 35 while striking out 150 in 155 1/3 innings. He also started for the international team in the Futures Games at Citi Field during the All-Star festivities.
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