Former Aces' Catcher John Hester Likely Staying in Arizona

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero
will have surgery on his right knee Thursday morning to repair a torn meniscus.

Montero went to Los Angeles Angels team physician Lewis Yocum to
get a second opinion after Diamondbacks team doctor Michael Lee made the original diagnosis from an MRI.

There was a concern that he may have damaged ligaments in the knee as well, which would have put him out longer.

Montero was injured during Saturday's home loss against Pittsburgh while running out a grounder to pitcher Zach Duke. He attempted to avoid Duke's tag and landed awkwardly just before reaching the bag.

Montero, 26, batted .294 last season with 16 home runs and 59 RBIs in 128 games.

John Hester was called up from Triple-A Reno to take Montero's roster spot.

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