Rafael Montero

Rafael Montero #50 of the New York Mets delivers a pitch in the sixth inning against the Miami Marlins on April 16, 2015 at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mets Send Rafael Montero Down, Recall Danny Muno From Vegas

Montero, a starter by trade who came out of the bullpen this month, won’t be gone for long.

04/17/2015

Juan Lagares #12 of the New York Mets slides safely into third base during the third inning of a spring training game against the Boston Red Sox at JetBlue Park at Fenway South on March 16, 2015 in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Reports: Mets, Juan Lagares Closing In On 4-Year Contract Extension

Lagares, 26, is one of the best defensive center fielders in baseball. He’s expected to lead off for New York in 2015.

04/01/2015

Rafael Montero (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) and Dillon Gee  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Montero Or Gee? Competition For Final Spot In Mets’ Rotation Is Heating Up

Montero continued to bolster his case on Monday, allowing two hits in six scoreless innings against the Marlins. He struck out six and didn’t issue a walk.

03/31/2015

The Mets’ Michael Cuddyer takes a swing during the second inning of a spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Tradition Field on March 20, 2015. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Duda And Cuddyer Go Deep, Montero Shines As Mets Dominate

Michael Cuddyer hit his sixth home run this spring and Lucas Duda homered, doubled and drove in five runs as the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 7-1 on Monday.

03/30/2015

Juan Lagares (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Mets Skipper Wants To Get Look At Red-Hot Lagares In 9-Hole

Juan Lagares has been making his case for the Mets’ leadoff spot with a scorching spring. But Terry Collins wants to see what his lineup will look like with Lagares batting behind the pitcher.

03/26/2015

Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Tanaka, Betances Not At Their Best During Yankees’ Loss To Mets

Masahiro Tanaka allowed three runs and four hits while pitching into the fifth inning Wednesday for the New York Yankees in a 7-2 loss to the rival Mets.

03/26/2015

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Rafael Montero #50 of the New York Mets pitches in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field on September 10, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Montero Picks Up First Career Win, Mets Beat Rockies 2-0

Rafael Montero earned his first major league win, Eric Young Jr. went 3 for 3 with an RBI triple and the suddenly surging New York Mets beat the Colorado Rockies 2-0.

09/11/2014

Bryce Harper runs the bases after his second-inning home run off Rafael Montero at Citi Field on August 12, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Montero Tagged In Return From Triple-A: ‘The Batters Here Are A Little Better’

Mets pitcher Rafael Montero has allowed four home runs in 80 minor league innings this season. In the majors, he has yielded eight shots in just 25 innings.

08/13/2014

Yankees starter Michael Pineda (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images); Mets pitcher Rafael Montero is pulled from Tuesday's loss to the Washington Nationals.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Palladino: Views From Below Much Different For Yankees, Mets

The Yanks still have hope, and thus they’re rushing a pitcher back from the DL. The Mets, as usual, think about next year with a prize prospect. It’s like night and day.

08/13/2014

Rafael Montero (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Montero Gets Ball As Mets Begin Series Against First-Place Nats

The Nationals won’t have to face Mets impressive rookie Jacob deGrom on Tuesday night, but they haven’t required any such breaks to win in New York recently.

08/12/2014

Jacob deGrom (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Palladino: DeGrom Pitching Himself Into Next Season’s Stacked Rotation

Maybe it was a good thing Sandy Alderson didn’t pull the trigger on anything last Thursday. He might have been enticed to give up a young pitcher or two.

08/04/2014

Troy Tulowitzki (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Palladino: Tulowitzki Would Energize Citi Field, But Will Mets Go For It?

If there was a team in New York that could afford to take a risk, and probably should at least send out a feeler to the Rockies, it is the Mets.

07/25/2014

Jacob deGrom (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Kallet: The Mets Have Great Pitching, But Does It Even Really Matter?

It’s fantastic that the Mets have a wealth of pitching. But do you know what else it is? Infuriating.

06/02/2014

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Mets Call Up Carlyle, Send Montero To Minors

The Mets were in need of emergency bullpen help after using seven relievers in Friday’s 6-5, 14-inning loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.

05/31/2014

Rafael Montero (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mets Think Montero Tipped Pitches In Debut; Starter Makes Adjustments

“I think we picked up a little something that he might be tipping, so we changed things to see if we can get that rectified,” Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen said.

05/20/2014

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