Diamondbacks place C Montero on disabled list
The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed starting catcher Miguel
Montero on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee.
An MRI taken Saturday night revealed a torn meniscus, which will
require surgery, manager A.J. Hinch said before Sunday’s game
against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hinch said more tests will be
performed Monday to check for further damage.
“That would be the best-case scenario for him, if it’s just a
torn meniscus,” Hinch said. “Even though it’s surgery, it’s the
least dramatic injury for a knee.”
There is no timetable for Montero’s return.
Montero suffered the injury while running out a grounder to the
pitcher in the second inning of Saturday’s loss to the Pirates. He
was trying to avoid Zach Duke’s tag when he landed awkwardly just
before reaching the bag.
“I was running fine. I never slowed down,” Montero said. “I
was trying to kind of run him over. Then at that moment, I just
felt something pop.”
Arizona called up catcher John Hester from Triple-A Reno to take
Montero’s spot on the active roster. Chris Snyder will take over as
In four game this season, Montero was hitting .500 with three
Hester is batting .333 with a home run and two RBIs in two games
this season for Reno. He hit .250 with a home run and four RBIs in
15 games with Arizona last season.