Pre-Game: Plans for F-Mart, Tejada, Josh Thole has X-Ray

This afternoon at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Jerry Manuel told reporters Fernando Martinez and Jeff Francoeur will platoon with each other in right field.

In addition, Manuel said Ruben Tejada will become the everyday second baseman, with Luis Castillo heading to the bench.

Frankly, I’m not sure why there is even a discussion of a platoon between Francoeur and Martinez – if Martinez is up on the big league roster, I just feel he has to play everyday and they have to see what he can do against left handed pitching.

I mean, if Manuel is giving Castillo’s job to Tejada, and is going to see what he can do at least for the time being, why not see what F-Mart can do in a full time role. After all, this was the kid they would not trade for Johan Santana back in 2008.

Finally, according to Andy Martino of the Daily News, Josh Thole underwent an X-Ray after fouling a ball off his foot during last night’s 7-5 loss to the Phillies.

X-Rays were negative, and Josh Thole said today he feels ok.