With Carlos Beltran heading to the disabled list yesterday, the Mets recalled Fernando Martinez from Triple-A Buffalo.
Martinez, who was sent down on Friday in favor of Nick Evans, actually played in a game with the Bisons yesterday. He went 1-4, striking out twice, as the Bisons late innings rally fell just short against the Charlotte Knights.
Martinez then got travelling and was at Citi Field for last night’s Mets game.
He appeared in the Mets game in the 8th inning with a runner on first base, pinch hitting for Brian Stokes. Martinez reached base on an error by St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Dennys Reyes, setting up the RBI single that followed off the bat of Alex Cora.
I know it’s not unheard of for a player to play a minor league game and a major league game in the same day, but it is still pretty interesting to see.