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Mets’ Rafael Montero Has A Torn UCL, Will Probably Need Tommy John Surgery

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New York Mets right-handed pitcher Rafael Montero will most likely miss the entire 2018 season due to a torn ligament in his right elbow.

On Thursday, the Mets announced that Montero has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow. As reported by Mike Puma of The New York Post, the Mets stated that Montero will likely need Tommy John surgery.

Montero, 27, was competing for a spot in the Mets bullpen this season. He last pitched on Tuesday during the Mets’ spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals. It was during this appearance that he started to feel pain in his pitching elbow.

“I feel bad for him, but it’s something that happens when you pitch,” said Mets manager Mickey Callaway on Thursday. “He’s got a long road ahead of him to recover, and we’ll be trying to take care of him the best we can.”

Last season, Montero went 5-11 with a 5.52 ERA in 34 games (18 starts).

When Montero made his MLB debut in May of 2014, he was considered one of the Mets’ top pitching prospects. Unfortunately, he has never been able to live up to expectations.

Although the Mets have yet to officially announce that Montero will have Tommy John surgery, it is a forgone conclusion at this point. Pitchers who suffer a torn UCL almost always elect to have the surgery. Hopefully, Montero is able to recover in time for the beginning of the 2019 season.

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Brewers Discussing Trade for Will Smith

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The Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants have been in talks regarding a trade that would send left hander Will Smith back the Brewers, according to The Athletic’s Robert Murray.

Per the report, the Giants are interested in second base prospect Mauricio Dubon.

Smith has had a solid season in 2019, pitching to an impressive 2.17 ERA.

No deal is close as of this writing.

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Mets To Place Zack Wheeler On Injured List

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The New York Mets will place right hander Zack Wheeler on the injured list due to shoulder fatigue, according to Newsday’s Tim Healey.

In a corresponding move, the Mets will have left-hander Steven Matz start in place of Wheeler for tomorrow’s game.

Wheeler has been heavily linked in trade rumors, so it is unclear just how much this injury will impact his value on the trade market.

It is unclear just how long Wheeler will be out.

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Mets Shopping Noah Syndergaard

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The New York Mets will likely be big sellers at the deadline and it appears that they are shopping starter Noah Syndergaard.

According to Newsday’s Tim Healey, the Mets have discussed Syndergaard with around six teams, adding that there’s “minimal urgency” on the Mets’ part to trade Syndergaard.

Per the report, the Mets would need to be “wowed” in order to move Syndergaard.

Syndergaard, 26, isn’t having the kind of season he is accustomed to, pitching to the tune of a 4.68 ERA, and is posting other career-low numbers.

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