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Montero Finding His Way

Montero is holding FSL batters to a .197 average

ST. LUCIE, FL - Signed by the New York Mets as a non-drafted free agent in 2011, Rafael Montero has been steadily rising through the minor league system. The Dominican native ended 2011 with Brooklyn, began 2012 with Savannah, and now finds himself making a splash in St. Lucie. Montero has a real live arm and with more experience he can become a big factor in the rotation.

In his debut with St. Lucie on June 23rd after a promotion from low-A Savannah, Rafael Montero held the Fort Myers Miracle scoreless through six innings. He departed after loading the bases with one out in the seventh, and was ultimately tagged with three earned runs and three hits over 6 1/3 innings of work. He also had seven strikeouts. Not bad for a first impression. "I was nervous but...

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