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David Ortiz says Pedro Martinez will pitch again

May 18, 2010, 3:45 PM EST

A report yesterday said the Mets aren’t interested in signing Pedro Martinez, but the 38-year-old future Hall of Famer is definitely planning to pitch for someone this season. At least according to his friend David Ortiz, who told the New York Post: “He will. Somebody will need him at one point. At some point.”
Ortiz spoke to Martinez about a month ago, at which point he was working out in the Dominican Republic and Miami but “wasn’t really talking to” any MLB teams yet. The assumption has been that re-signing with Philadelphia would be Martinez’s first choice after he went 5-1 with a 3.63 ERA in nine starts for the Phillies last year.
However, they may not have a rotation need this time around if J.A. Happ returns soon from a forearm injury. Of course, with all their bullpen issues perhaps the Phillies would consider signing Martinez for the rotation with an eye toward bumping Happ back into a relief role.
Based on what he showed in the second half last season Martinez definitely looks capable of helping contending teams as a mid-rotation starter, so it could come down to how picky he’ll be choosing a team and how demanding he’ll be when negotiating a prorated contract. Or it might just come down to whether or not the Phillies are interested again.

  1. Sonny - May 18, 2010 at 5:19 PM

    Little Poopie , you need to join Peedro your both FINISHED , Get a clue .

  2. dp - May 18, 2010 at 7:46 PM

    Papi , misery loves company . Join Pedro your both over the hill .

  3. RH - May 19, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    You don,t know what your talking about. They both have years left!!!

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