Rafael Montero has torn UCL, likely needs Tommy John surgery

Righthander Rafael Montero has a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow and will likely need Tommy John surgery, the Mets announced Thursday afternoon.

Montero, who was battling just to hold onto a roster spot, was scheduled to start in Friday’s spring game against the Cardinals in a last-ditch attempt.

The 27-year-old was having a terrible spring, allowing 12 hits and 13 runs (9 earned) in 9 innings pitched. He had struck out 10 batters and walked six.

Rafael Montero is likely out for the season.

Rafael Montero is likely out for the season.

(Jeff Roberson/AP)

Now he will likely spend more than a year on the disabled list.

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