Rafael Montero pitched a scoreless inning for the Gulf Coast League Mets today, allowing one hit and striking out one. This morning's appearance marked his first game action since April 28, his lone major league start of the season. He has been on the disabled list ever since that start with inflammation of his rotator cuff.
Montero fared relatively well in his only major league start, allowing three runs over 5.2 innings, striking out six while issuing only one walk. He was initially optioned to Triple-A after the game, but because his injury occurred while in the major leagues, he was placed on the major league disabled list.
Including four relief appearances, Montero had thrown a total of ten innings for the big league club with 13 strikeouts and 5 walks and a 4.50 ERA and 1.98 FIP. As of yet, there is no word on when the 24-year-old will be able to return to Flushing, but the fact that he pitched in a game today is encouraging.