Mets mum after scratching prospects

Mets mum after scratching prospects

PHILADELPHIA -- Mets prospects Fernando Martinez and Ruben Tejada were scratched from Triple-A Buffalo's lineup on Friday, roughly five minutes prior to first pitch, but the organization was mum on any activity regarding the two players.

"I'm not going to comment on that," general manager Omar Minaya said after the Mets' 7-5 loss to the Phillies. "I have nothing to say about that right now."

There was no indication of any injury to either player, meaning the Mets most logically scratched Martinez and Tejada for one of two purposes -- a pending promotion to the big club, or a pending waiver deal.

Martinez, one of the organization's top outfield prospects for most of the past half-decade, was batting .255 with 12 homers in 68 games for the Bisons. Tejada, who spent significant time with the Mets earlier this season, was hitting .280 in 65 Triple-A games.