The Mets did the practical and obvious this afternoon when they optioned outfielder Fernando Martinez to Triple-A Buffalo and recall outfielder/first baseman Nick Evans.
Martinez wasn’t hitting and it would have been foolish to keep him on the bench when he could be getting regular at-bats in the minor leagues. Martinez showed flashes of what he could be about, but also visited the dark side in his performance.
Odds are he learned about running out pop-ups.
He’ll be back again this season.