Update 12:30 PM
The Mets have released infielder Alex Cora and demoted outfielder Jesus Feliciano to make room for Fernando Martinez and Ruben Tejada who will both be in uniform for today’s game.
Cora appeared in 62 games for the Mets this year and was 18 games shy of having his 2011 option automatically vest at $2 million.
So that’s that… The mystery has been solved… We still have Oliver Perez… We still have Luis Castillo… We still have basically the same problems…
Original Post 11:00 AM
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have announced that Fernando Martinez has been promoted to the Mets.
No word yet as to who will be cut to make room for him.
Also, Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes writes that Ruben Tejada has also been promoted to the Mets.
Yesterday, there was speculation that both could be traded, but today we learned from Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com, that neither Fernando Martinez or Ruben Tejada were placed on trade waivers which means they cannot be traded.
As for who the Mets will cut, or trade or demote to make room, the possibilities are many.
It could be that Francoeur or Castillo could be cut or traded, or it could simply mean that Chris Carter, Mike Hessman or Jesus Feliciano are being demoted.
We will keep you updated.