The rise and fall of Jesus Montero is downright hilarious, yet quite disappointing.
He was surrounded by the likes of Mike Trout, Giancarlo Stanton, Bryce Harper, Yu Darvish, Manny Machado and… you get the point — he was supposed to be a stud.
Now Jesus Montero (a Seattle Mariner catcher/first baseman) is fat, out of shape, and not even in the MLB.
Instead, he’s down in single A getting heckled by people from his own organization while on a rehab assignment.
According to MiLB.com:
“Montero was coaching first base, and at the end of an inning, the unidentified cross-checker yelled at him to hustle off the field, according to Boise official scorer Liza Safford. Montero then headed to the AquaSox dugout on the third-base side.
According to a game offical, the cross-checker then ordered an ice cream sandwich and had it sent to Montero in the dugout, escalating the confrontation further. The official said Montero — who arrived at Mariners Spring Training 40 pounds overweight this season — approached the stands with a bat while screaming profanities and threw the sandwich at the cross-checker. Montero had to be pulled back from the stands by Everett pitching coach Nasusel Cabrera, Safford said.
Montero was not ejected from the game and remained in the AquaSox dugout until it was completed, the game official confirmed.
Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik told the Seattle Times late Thursday night, “I am aware of the incident in Boise. We are currently in the process of gathering information, but until I have all the details, I cannot comment.”
During Spring Training, it was reported that Montero showed up to Spring Training 40 pounds overweight (!!!!!) and completely out of shape.
According to Montero, “after winter ball, all I did was eat.”
Well that’ll do it.
Signs of faith in the former prospect within the Mariners organization weren’t just waning after the sudden waistline expansion.
They were completely lost.
As GM Jack Zduriencik put it, “I have zero expectations for Jesus Montero. Any expectations I had are gone.”
Oh, (almost forgot to mention) he also got suspended 50 games last year for his involvement in the Biogenesis clinic scandal.
Really on a hot streak, are we Jesus?
Seems as though it’s, to put it kindly, a lost season for the 24-year-old Venezuelan.