Friday, January 02, 2009

Fernando Joins Leones del Caracas

Though Tej refuses to believe it, Fernando Martinez has been picked up by Leones del Caracas for their playoff push. Fernando was playing in the DWL, where he hit .314/.376/.542, but his team failed to make the playoffs. Though he was expected to be ready to play tonight for Caracas he is not in the starting lineup. Keep an eye out for a Fernando Martinez sighting in the next couple of days.

Here’s an article on the Leones del Caracas website about F-Mart:

A few days after starting the semifinal round of the 2008-2009 season, the Lions of Caracas strengthen its payroll by hiring a number of the listing of the New York Mets, the Dominican outfielder Fernando Martinez.

The chairman of capital equipment, Luis Avila, said that the young guard will come to Venezuela on the first day of January, to report immediately on Friday, 2, when it will start the round robin. ” Martinez received permission from their organization in the big leagues, to take part in the phase of Venezuelan postseason.

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