Tag:Pedro Martinez
Posted on: April 6, 2010 5:02 pm
Edited on: April 6, 2010 5:33 pm

Pedro eyeing major league contract

Pedro Martinez is hoping his career isn't over.

The right-hander, who owns 219 career wins, told the Boston Herald he expects to sign a major league contract during the season.

"I'm in good shape, real good -- it doesn't take me that long to get ready," the 38-year-old Martinez told the Herald. "Last year I wanted to come back and prove to myself that I was healthy. I didn't want to go down sore or with the excuse that my dad had died and I couldn't pitch. When I cleared my mind, I proved I could pitch."

Category: MLB
Posted on: December 22, 2009 1:49 pm

Mets deny Martinez rumors

A Mets official told the New York Daily News that there is "no truth" to the rumors the club has discussed bringing back Pedro Martinez and there are "no discussions going on."

A club source said the Mets are focused on offense first, as they continue negotiations with Bengie Molina and Jason Bay. They aren't ready to negotiate with pitchers until they know how much it costs to add bats.

Posted on: November 17, 2009 12:25 pm

Pedro wants to play in 2010

Writer Jon Paul reports that Pedro Martinez wants to pitch all of 2010. 

Pedro's agent told Paul that Pedro was having fun in the playoffs with no pain for the first time in years.

"Based on how he played, and how he responded, he's looking forward to playing next year," said his agent.

Where would he play?  Phillies are "one of the teams we would consider going back to." He declined to mention other possibilities, but Martinez said in August that he had his "eyes" on the Dodgers and Cubs this year before signing with Philadelphia.
Posted on: August 3, 2009 10:45 am

When will Pedro be ready for the Phillies?

three-time Cy Young Award winner Pedro Martinez believes he's getting closer to major-league ready, as reported by the
Camden Courier-Post .

In a rehab start for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Martinez said he felt more comfortable pitching out of a wind-up than the stretch.

"To me, it felt great," Martinez said. "The results may not look like what everybody wanted, including me. But as far as health and conditions, I feel great and I feel it was a very positive day."

Martinez is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list and join the Phillies. He doesn't know what will happen next, but does know he needs more innings. It's likely he'll start at least one more minor-league game to get them.
Posted on: July 14, 2009 11:46 am
Edited on: July 14, 2009 12:14 pm

The Phillies and Martinez / Halladay

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution suspects manager Frank Wren will try to swing a trade to improve the team with several reports pointing to Pedro Martinez with a deal being "close" to finalized. 

However, the AJC report speculates signing Martinez does not preclude the Phillies from trying to swing a deal for Toronto starter Roy Halladay. He is being sought by several contenders but none more aggressively than the Phillies. The Blue Jays’ pitcher said Monday he wouldn’t mind pitching for an NL team.

Halladay would like to go to a contending team but doesn't know hwat the future holds.  He told the Philadelphia Inquirer , "I'm still not 100 percent sure which direction we're going in in Toronto... If Toronto does decide to do something, it's really going to be something that helps the organization. There's going to be a lot of pieces; it's going to be complicated. I think it's going to be kind of 50-50." 
Posted on: July 10, 2009 12:07 pm

Pedro Martinez update

According to the Philadelphia Daily News , the Phillies and the Mets both shot down a report that a deal had been reached with Pedro Martinez however, the report says the Phillies are involved in serious negotiations that could put the righty with the Phillies by the time they travel to Florida to open their post-All-Star break.

Fernando Cuza, who represents Martinez, said that he and the Phillies are in the midst of talks, and that his client is "pretty close" to deciding where he will resume his major league career.

"There is interest on both sides, I can tell you that," Cuza told the Daily News yesterday.

Posted on: July 7, 2009 12:05 pm
Edited on: July 7, 2009 12:07 pm

Pitching options for the Phillies

The Philadelphia Daily News is reporting that club sources say the Phillies are scheduled to watch Pedro Martinez throw a bullpen session in the Dominican. 

The Phillies are still in an exploratory mode, one source said. In other words, a signing is not imminent, or even likely. The team also has had discussions about veteran free-agent Paul Byrd, who posted a 4.60 ERA in 30 starts for the Indians and Red Sox last season.

Posted on: June 22, 2009 2:52 pm

Angels not interested in Martinez

GM Tony Reagins told the Los Angeles Times , the Angels have "no interest" in Pedro Martinez and the reasons are not financial.  Reagins would not go into any more detail but a source familiar with reports from the workout said Martinez's fastball was clocked most often in the 85-mph range and teams would have to consider whether he could pitch effectively at that velocity or whether he might regain enough velocity in time to help this season.

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