Rafael Montero, Dario Alvarez pitching in Instructional League
A couple of injured relievers have made progress on their road back to action.
Marc Carig of Newsday says Dario Alvarez pitched in an Instructional League game at the team’s minor league complex in Port St. Lucie on Monday, throwing an inning with two strikeouts.
Alvarez strained his groin on September 15, and has not pitched since. Last week, Terry Collins said it was unlikely Alvarez would return in the regular season.
In addition, Rafael Montero seems to be progressing once again from a rotator cuff strain which has kept him out of action since he made a spot start for the Mets in late April against the Marlins.
Montero has attempted several comebacks from his rotator cuff strain only to be shutdown after a few appearances with each attempt.
He last pitched for Single-A St. Lucie on August 16.
There’s still no timetable for either to return, nor is it certain either would be able to contribute at any point in the playoffs for the Mets.