Injured Montero starts taking swings

Injured Montero starts taking swings

PHOENIX -- Miguel Montero generally does not enjoy hitting off a batting tee.

But when you're on the disabled list and aching to get back in the action, well, you take what you can get.

"I hate the tee, but I'm excited to do it," Montero said last Friday.

Montero has been out of action since tearing the meniscus in his right knee on April 11 against the Pirates. He needed surgery to have it repaired and is still a little ways from being able to rejoin his teammates on the field.

On Monday, Montero added some soft toss to his list of activity in addition to the tee work. He also jogged on the special anti-gravity treadmill that uses air pressure to reduce the amount of body weight that is placed on the machine.

"I'm feeling really good," Montero said. "No pain."