Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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Adam Rubin further reports that LHP Daniel Herrera has cleared waivers and will remain with the organization as a non-roster invitee to Spring Training. (Hat tip to SRT) * * * * * * * According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Astros have claimed OF Fernando Martinez off waivers. Houston, which has first choice in waiver claims because of their MLB-worst record in 2011, selected the 23-year-old outfielder. The Mets needed to clear 40-man roster spots for the additions of Scott Hairston and Ronny Cedeno, and chose to put Martinez as well as left-hander Daniel Herrera on waivers. Martinez batted .183 with two home runs and 12 RBI in 131 at-bats for the Mets between 2009-2011. Like Lastings Milledge before him (the Mets #1 prospect before F-Mart), another one bites the dust.
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