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Forget the Pedro Martinez idea — he’s not coming back

Dec 15, 2010, 5:51 PM EDT

Pedro Martinez

We linked to a New York Daily News story this morning in which it was suggested that Pedro Martinez could come back. Forget it. MLB Trade Rumors read and translated a Spanish language newspaper interview with Martinez in which he sounds like a guy quite happy with retirement, even if he hasn’t officially retired:

“I’m realizing what it is to be a normal person … It’s most likely that I don’t return to active baseball …but honestly I don’t know if I’ll definitively announce my retirement.”

If Philly really does want that fifth ace, however, they’ll have to look elsewhere. I seem to remember Steve Carlton being a fitness nut. He could probably still bring it.

  1. jamie54 - Dec 15, 2010 at 6:21 PM

    Strike that one Yankee fans. Too bad.

  2. Utley's Hair - Dec 15, 2010 at 6:25 PM

    Maybe he was mistranslated, like Shin Soo Choo?

  3. Brian - Dec 15, 2010 at 8:18 PM

    that’s a shame. he’s so entertaining.

  4. Jonny 5 - Dec 15, 2010 at 9:17 PM

    He just had to know what it felt like to be a Philadelphia Phillie. It was a lifelong dream of his. He did it, now he can eat cheeseburgers and drink coquitos on his couch until he croaks a happy man. Please don’t be jealous.

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