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Pedro might try to return for the last few months of 2011

Feb 13, 2011, 11:28 AM EDT

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Veteran right-hander Pedro Martinez is busy opening a school in his native Dominican Republic and he is not thinking about pitching in the major leagues. Yet.

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, “those in the know” think that Pedro might return for the last couple months of the 2011 season if he finds what one source called “the right fit.”

The 39-year-old did a similar thing in 2009 and it worked out well. He posted a 3.63 ERA and 1.25 WHIP over nine starts for the Phillies, fanning 37 batters and walking only eight over 44.2 innings.

It’s highly doubtful that Martinez will have that kind of success if he tries a similar path this year, especially since he sat out for all of 2010, but he would certainly draw serious consideration around the league.

  1. Ick McWang - Feb 13, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    everyone jumps all over brett favre and his annual un-retirement, but no one says a word about flip-flopping pedro martinez.

  2. pisano - Feb 13, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    The only thing he should return for is to pick up those other two has been, Damon, and Manny the moron and ride off into retirement and never be heard from again.

  3. Glenn - Feb 13, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    Why all the hate? Unlike Favre, Pedro really did step away from the game and hasn’t initiated a thing about it other than saying he wouldn’t be back last year (and he wasn’t) and politely answering questions asked, not trying to generate self-serving publicity for himself (unless you consider building schools and hospitals for the poor with your own money self-serving). All the guy did was put up Koufax numbers in a hitter’s park during the steroid era and you guys comment like he was some piece of crap that baseball is lucky to be rid of. What is it about baseball that you like if you don’t like what Pedro did on the field and off of it since he retired?

    • cali884 - Feb 13, 2011 at 5:30 PM

      Great Great Statement. Enjoyed playing the game, had fun with all his teammates and when he was on the mound it’s was all business. That’s what lead him to give to his country.
      People are quick to judge, I’d like to hear you judge all the good he has done.

      • phukyouk - Feb 14, 2011 at 2:09 PM

        “and when he was on the mound it’s was all business”

        Except for when he was throwing 80+ yr old men to the ground…. BY THEIR HEAD!

  4. jasonforb - Feb 13, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    Please stop considering Cafardo a decent source of material. He has one source (who was a colossal failure as an executive) and I’d guess less than 20% of his stuff comes true. He’s only read in Boston to see how dumb he can get.

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