FERNANDO MARTINEZ and LHP MARK COHOON have been added to the club’s active roster. Martinez was optioned by the New York Mets on Friday while Cohoon has been promoted from Double-A Binghamton.
Cohoon is expected to start for the Bisons on Monday, May 30 against the Charlotte Knights.
Martinez played in nine games with New York and hit .250 (5-20) with a home run and two RBI. He clubbed a pinch-hit home run on May 13 in Houston. The outfielder began the 2011 season with the Bisons and hit .292 (19-65) with three home runs and seven RBI in 19 games.
Cohoon, 23, has spent the entire 2011 season with Binghamton and was 1-3 with a 3.81ERA in nine starts and 52.0 innings of work (59H, 17BB, 44K). The southpaw has worked five or more innings in all but one of his starts and has allowed three of fewer runs in seven of the nine appearances. His 44 strikeouts lead the B-Mets.
Last season, Cohoon made 13 starts at Single-A Savannah and Binghamton. He was a combined 12-5 with a 2.57ERA (161.1IP, 142H, 131K).