Found January 09, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Fernando Martinez and Daniel Herrera have both been put on waivers. Earlier today, Rubin warned that the Mets still needed to clear two spots from their full 40-man roster to make room for recent signings Scott Hairston and Ronny Cedeno. Martinez, 23, has faded as a prospect because of continual leg injuries. Even when healthy, an arthritic knee limits his mobility in the outfield. If Martinez clears waivers, the Mets can option him to Triple-A Buffalo. But Martinez’s reputation could prompt another team to claim him at least to take a shot. Martinez hit .227 in 11 games with the Mets last season. He hit .260 with eight homers and 30 RBIs in 223 at-bats at Triple-A Buffalo. Herrera, 27, was one of two players to be named in the deal that sent Francisco Rodriguez to the Milwaukee Brewers — really a salary dump to avoid K-Rod’s contract vesting at 55 games finished with the Mets. Herrera had adequate numbers as a Met — a 1.13 ERA in 16 appeara...

Astros claim Martinez off waivers

HOUSTON (AP) -- Outfielder Fernando Martinez has been claimed by the Houston Astros off waivers from the New York Mets. Martinez hit .227 (5 for 22) for the Mets last season with one home run -- at Houston against Bud Morris on May 13. The 23-year-old Martinez spent most of the year at Triple-A Buffalo and hit .260 with eight homers and 30 RBIs. He has a .183 career big league...

Astros claim Fernando Martinez off waivers

The Astros have claimed OF Fernando Martinez off waivers, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Martinez, along with LHP Daniel Herrera were placed on irrevocable waivers earlier this week and their departures clear two spots on the 40-man roster for Jon Rauch and Frank Francisco. Martinez hit .260 with eight HR and 30 RBI in 223 at-bats at Triple-A Buffalo, while batting .227...

Astros Claim F-Mart Off Waivers

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...

F-Mart waiver claim expires tomorrow

Fernando Martinez‘s waivers expire tomorrow afternoon. One scout says: “I guarantee a minimum of 5 teams put in a claim on him.” — Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) January 10, 2012

SBN: Fernando Martinez, Organizational Metaphor

Herrera Clears Waivers, Astros Claim F-Mart

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...

Ex-Mets phenom Martinez claimed by Astros

It spoke to the reputation of Fernando Martinez that the Major League team with the top waiver priority, Houston, scooped up the outfielder in a process ending Wednesday. It was an expected outcome for the Mets, who recently spent hours in meetings debating whether or not to cut their former top prospect loose.

Astros claim Fernando Martinez

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Mets' reliever Daniel Herrera also let go

IT DID NOT take long for the Mets’ new regime to decide that Fernando Martinez would not be a part of the future; by mid-summer, team officials were privately calling the former top prospect a bust.

FMart claimed by Astros- end of the big three...

Photo by Michael BaronAround 2006 it was once dreamed that the Mets would have this stud group of outfielders, who were all home grown. Lastings Milledge in left field, Fernando Martinez in right field and Carlos Gomez in center field. Now there all gone and the only one who turned out productive for the Mets was Carlos Gomez who was the center piece in the Johan Santana trade. After...

Roster discussion- Two need to go...

This week the Mets signed two players to major league contracts, Scott Hairston is believed to have already been to NY for his physical and Ronny Cedeno's contract is awaiting a physical.With Mets roster already at 40 they need to make two moves; they can cut players outright, DFA a player hope they can make it through waivers and accept the assignment ( if they have the option...
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