Rafael Montero, Relief Pitcher, New York Mets, #50
Date of Birth: 10/17/1990
Birthplace: San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
Rafael Montero, relief pitcher for the New York Mets, signed with the Mets in January, 2011. He pitched as a starting pitcher in their minor league system from 2011 through 2013.
Montero pitched in 8 games as a starting pitcher and 2 games as a reliever with the Mets in 2014. He had a 4.06 ERA in 44.1 innings. He also pitched 86.0 innings in 18 games in the minors. He spent most of the following season on the DL with rotator cuff inflammation. He pitched just 10.0 innings in 5 games with the Mets in 2015.
Montero spent most of the 2016 season in the minors. He pitched in 3 games as a starting pitcher and 6 games in relief with the Mets, finishing with an 8.05 ERA in 19.0 innings. He pitched in 25 games as a starter in the minors.