Jesus Montero joins the Yankees
Jesus Montero’s first taste of life in the big leagues will come with the Yankees and the Red Sox facing off at Fenway Park. The Yankees are wasting no time getting their top prospect started, batting him seventh as the DH in Thursday’s series finale.
“This was my dream, to be here with the team,” Montero said. “Now I’m going to do my job, now I’m going to keep working to help us win.”
Montero said that his parents and girlfriend have tickets and will be on hand in Boston as he makes his big league debut.
“This is amazing for me – it’s a great night tonight,” Montero said. “I hope I do everything really good – I just want to help them to win. I’m here to have fun and help them to win, that’s it.”
The Yankees’ other September callups today are: pitchers Lance Pendleton, Scott Proctor and Raul Valdes, infielder Brandon Laird and outfielder Chris Dickerson.