Outfielder Fernando Martinez and middle infielder Ruben Tejada were scratched from Triple-A Buffalo's game 10 minutes before the first pitch. That's often an indication the major league team has requested the players be held out so that they stay healthy for a promotion. There was no immediate word on the circumstances, however.
Martinez heated up the past week after recently enduring a 3-for-33 rut. He is hitting .255 with 12 homers and 33 RBIs this season with the Bisons. Tejada is hitting .280 with one homer and 16 RBIs in Triple-A this year.