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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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Phillies Sign Aaron Nola to Contract Extension

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The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a long-term contract extension with right hander Aaron Nola.

The new deal is four-years and $45 million and includes a club option as well as a $2 million signing bonus.

Nola, 25, pitched to the tune of a 2.37 ERA last season.

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Bryce Harper Not Interest in Short Team Deal

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When it comes to the market for free agent superstar Bryce Harper, teams won’t be able to bring him in on a short-term, lucrative contract.

Harper isn’t interested.

According to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, Harper is not “even considering” a short-term deal, even as the market for he and Manny Machado continues to stay in a holding pattern.

There has been chatter that neither superstar will fetch the $300 million deals that they had been seeking.

According to USA Today’s Bob Nigtengale, the San Francisco Giants have plans on offering “a lucrative short-term deal” but did not want “to provide a long-term contract approaching the 10-year, $300 million contract Harper rejected from the Washington Nationals in September.”

Harper has been linked to a number of teams, so it’s unclear where he will land, and he still could return to the Washington Nationals.

However, I think that the New York Yankees, despite their public comments otherwise, may come in during the final minutes to scoop up Harper.

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Mets’ Jacob deGrom Puts Deadline on Contract Talks

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New York Mets ace and reigning National League Cy Young award winner Jacob deGrom is putting pressure on the organization when it comes to hammering out a new deal.

deGrom is set to hit free agency following the 2020 season and the 30-year old wants to lock in a new, long-term contract, and isn’t waiting around too long to get it.

According to the New York Post’s Mike Puma, deGrom and his reps have informed team officials he will not negotiate a new deal during the season and have set a deadline to complete a deal by Opening Day.

The clock is ticking.

Per the report, deGrom seeks a contract that would buy out his remaining arbitration year and extend his agreement with the club long term.

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