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Mets recall Rafael Montero

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The 23-year-old returns from Las Vegas today.

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Following their blowout victory over the Reds last night, the Mets recalled right-handed pitcher Rafael Montero from the Las Vegas 51s. He has spent most of his season with that team, but Montero has made seven appearances—all but one of which were starts—for the Mets this year. He most recently pitched in Game 1 of the 51s' playoff series against Reno.

In 32.2 innings with the Mets, Montero has a 5.23 ERA and 6.07 FIP. In his last stint with the team, he made one poor start and one very good one. In 80 regular season innings with the 51s, he had a 3.60 ERA and 3.66 FIP.

Including his playoff start for Las Vegas, Montero has thrown 118.2 innings this year, so he has plenty of innings left to surpass the 159.2 that he threw last year, which also included one playoff start for Vegas. Assuming the Mets want him to come close to that mark, he would have to continue starting with the team, which could go to a six-man rotation to get him a little more work and give his peers a little more rest.