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Montero Picking Up Where He Left Off

Jesus Montero was in the midst of another stellar season in 2009, especially after hitting .373 after the Eastern League All Star break, when a broken finger on August 1st ended his season prematurely. He not only bounced back quickly by showing up healthy to Instructs just several weeks later, but he immediately proved he had not missed a beat.

"I feel like I'm getting a little bit better," a modest Jesus Montero said after Friday's Instructional League finale against the Pirates. "I'm feeling really good. "My body is feeling good again. I had two months where I didn't play but everything's going good again. I'm just trying to work hard right now to be ready really fast." Most hitters would beg for the kind of season Montero had...

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