Mets place Rafael Montero on disabled list with rotator cuff inflammation


The Mets optioned right-hander Rafael Montero to Triple-A Las Vegas after he gave up three runs over 5 2/3 innings against the Marlins in a spot start on Tuesday, but that option was rescinded today when he was placed on the 15-day disabled list with rotator cuff inflammation.

According to Anthony DiComo of, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said that they “don’t expect this to be serious.” Montero was given anti-inflammatories and will rest for a bit before resuming a throwing program.

The Mets plan to use a sixth starter at certain points this season and the hope is that Montero will be a candidate the next time they need one, likely in June. The other possibilities include top prospects Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz.