Ruben Tejada, Fernando Martinez Among First Spring Cuts

For those of you hanging onto the hope that infielder Ruben Tejada or outfielder Fernando Martinez might make the team, forget it. They were among the first round of roster cuts and were relocated to the Minor League side of camp this morning.

Joining them will be right-handers Josh Stinson, Tobi Stoner, Manny Alvarez , John Lujan and Armando Rodriguez, infielders Zach Lutz and Jordany Valdespin, outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis and catcher Kai Gronauer.

With those cuts, the Mets have now pared their Spring Roster to 45 players, not including Ronny Paulino.

Outfielders Lucas Duda and Nick Evans survived to play another day, as did infielders Justin Turner and Russ Adams.

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