Mets Waive F-Mart and Herrera
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 appearances spanning eight innings — but the organization concern is his effectiveness will fade as National League East opponents become more acclimated to his screwball.
Herrera can declare free agency rather than report to the minors if he clears waivers.
Looks like Carrasco still has a job.
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