Former Teenage Hitting Machine Leaves Game With Sore Knee

An article by posted on June 17, 2011

These annual Fernando Martinez posts are sort of like the Mets version of Groundhog Day the movie. They don’t always go up on the same exact day, but they usually occur shortly after the the first few “Lets call-up F-Mart” and “F-Mart is on fire” chants start popping up in the Mets blogosphere.

Adam Rubin is reporting that the Mets oft-injured prospect left Thursday’s Triple-A Buffalo game in the bottom of the fourth inning at Norfolk with right knee soreness.

You may remember that this offseason Martinez was diagnosed with an arthritic right knee that prevented him from playing winter ball.

This isn’t even the first time he’s been sidelined with an injury this season, the 22 year old outfielder missed ten games because of a right hamstring strain in April.

I’ll update this post once I find out out the extent of the injury and how much time he will miss. Hopefully it’s just a day to day thing.

F-Mart was batting .286 with four homeruns and 15 RBI in 37 games for the Bisons.

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