Coming back from a strained rotator cuff, Rafael Montero was visited by manager Terry Collins in Port St. Lucie and was told to “vamp up his rehab assignment”. This, meaning, work harder and go faster so that he can get back up with the big leagues soon, while the Mets bullpen struggled. Montero listened, pitched a couple games for the GCL Mets and was on the road to recovery. However, after pitching three innings for Single-A St. Lucie, Montero took himself out of the game due to rotator cuff discomfort. This, it is believed, has sidelined him for the remainder of the season. This is yet another prime example of what the Mets do best-underestimate injuries.