Despite the fact he is playing Class A ball for the Mets, former SHSU outfielder Dustin Martin found himself in the middle of a trade deadline deal.
The NL East-leading New York Mets neatly filled a big hole at second base, acquiring three-time All-Star Luis Castillo from Minnesota on Monday for catcher Drew Butera and Martin.
Martin is hitting a combined .289 with five homers and 52 RBIs for St. Lucie and the Golf Coast League Mets. Martin will report to Minnesota’s Class A team in Fort Meyers.
“I think we gave up two kids that definitely have a chance to play in the major leagues, and that we like, but we did so to address a need at the major league level,” said Mets GM Omar Minaya, who was seeking a second baseman after Jose Valentin broke his leg July 20.