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Montero Nearly Ready For Promotion

Montero hit .368 in the month of May

TAMPA, FL - Leading the Florida State League with a .355 batting average, Montero certainly seems ready to move up offensively; however, it is his defense that he must continue to work on to prepare for the next level.

There is no doubt that Jesus Montero is ready for Double-A ball in the batter's box. He has gone 5 for 8 in his last two games with a home run in Saturday's game against the Stone Crabs to secure his eighth one this season. He is aggressive at the plate and feels that he is ready to handle Double-A pitchers. "It's the same thing you know," he said, "just a little more difficult as you go up...

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