White Sox prospect Montas to have knee surgery, miss Futures Game

White Sox prospect Montas to have knee surgery, miss Futures Game
June 30, 2014, 4:15 pm
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White Sox prospect Francellis Montas will have knee surgery and is out for the rest of the season.

Montas, who earned a spot in next month's All-Star Future's Game, suffered a meniscus injury and requires season-ending surgery, White Sox farm director Nick Capra said Monday. Montas missed the start of the 2014 season with a meniscus injury in his other knee but rehabbed and was off to a 4-0 start with a 1.60 ERA in 10 starts at Single-A Winston-Salem. The prospect, one of four players acquired in last July's trade of Jake Peavy, struck out 56 batters in 62 innings.

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Capra said Montas faces a six-week rehab and then needs to restart his throwing program. The White Sox believe Montas will be able to pitch in the team's postseason instructional camp.