Jesus Montero, the Yankees’ number one prospect, will miss the rest of the season after undergoing minor surgery to on his ankle yesterday, General Manager Brian Cashman said on ESPN 1050 today. While George A. King of The Post initially reported that Montero could return if Scranton advances in the playoffs, the Yankees will hold out their catching prospect no matter what. Montero underwent surgery to have an infection on his right ankle cleaned out last night, and the injury is not considered serious. This news, however, should put to rest talk of a September call-up for Montero.
The 20-year-old hit .289/.353/.517 with 21 home runs and 34 doubles after a very slow start at AAA, and he will be in the mix for a Big League job come Spring Training 2011.