Sunday, August 2, 2009

Jesus Montero Out for Season

Via Pete Abraham, and others,

Jesús Montero, the Yankees top prospect, is out for the remainder of the minor league season after sustaining a broken middle finger.

Mike Ashmore is reporting that Montero may play in the AFL.

He had previously been named the third rated prospect in all of baseball--not bad for a 19 year-old and the youngest active player in the league.

I plan on catching a Trenton game next weekend; I'd hoped to see Montero, but alas fate has other things in store.

Still, the silver lining here is that it is a broken finger for a catcher; not something more disturbing or career-altering like a shoulder injury for a pitcher.