With rotator cuff tendonitis, pitcher Jacob deGrom was placed on the injured list on August 11. On August 12, Montero was recalled to fill deGrom’s void.
To create place for deGrom’s return from the injured list, the 51s reassigned Montero to the bullpen on August 23. The call-ups for September included him, and he was sent back to the minors on September 6.
He was later transferred to the bullpen on September 13. There were 42 strikeouts in 44.1 innings of work for Montero this season with a WHIP of 1.511, 44 hits (21 of which were earned), 8 home runs, and 23 walks in the 10 games he appeared in.
For the sake of making way for Danny Muno, he was traded on April 17, 2015. On April 27, he was brought up from the minors to replace Muno.
The next day, he was sent back to the lower levels when Jack Leathersich was activated. There were signs of swelling on April 29 that caused him to be placed on the disabled list.
On the 24th of July, he was placed on the 60-day disabled list. In 2015, Montero would not make another appearance in the major leagues.
In five games (one start), Montero went 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA, 13 strikeouts in 10 innings pitched, a WHIP of 1.400, and 9 hits, 6 runs (5 of them earned), and 5 walks in 10 innings pitched.
Does Rafael Montero Have Any Kids?
Rafael Montero has a daughter who was born in 2020 with his wife Yasmina.