The New York Mets today announced they selected the contract of infielder Luis Hernandez from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League and optioned outfielder Jesus Feliciano to the Bisons. Hernandez will wear #3 and will be available for tonight’s game. The 40-man roster now stands at 39.
Hernandez, 26, appeared in 47 games for the Bisons, hitting .280 (53-189) with 25 runs scored, 10 doubles, four triples, no home runs and 12 RBI. Hernandez played 41 games at shortstop and six at second base. The 5-10, 182 pound switch hitter also spent time with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League this season, compiling a .298 batting average (67-225) in 57 games.
Hernandez signed with the Mets as a minor league free agent on Feb. 4 after splitting last season between Kansas City and Omaha (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League. The native of Quibor, Venezuela hit .205 (15-73) for the Royals in 37 games.
A .244 career hitter, Hernandez signed with Atlanta as a non-drafted free agent on Sept. 16, 2000. He made his major league debut with Baltimore in 2007, and spent 2008 between the Orioles and their Triple-A club at Norfolk.
Feliciano, 31, is hitting .275 (19-69) with eight runs scored, four doubles, one triple and two RBI in 31 games with the Mets this season. The 5-10, 190-pounder had his contract selected from Buffalo on June 8 and was optioned to the Bisons on July 11. He was recalled on July 30 before he was optioned back on Aug. 7. The Mets recalled him again on Aug. 22.