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Red Sox have standing job offer for Pedro Martinez

Nov 4, 2012, 9:34 AM EDT

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Pedro Martinez is enjoying life after (and away from) baseball. And he can return to the game in a flash if he wants. Via’s Evan Drellich:

“We’ve had discussions,” general manager Ben Cherington said Saturday. “He knows there is a role waiting for him when the time is right for him.”

It would probably be one of those special assistant front office gigs rather than an actual major league coaching job, but it’s a nice gesture anyway and one that might warrant serious consideration from the 41-year-old right-hander at some point down the line.

Pedro had an incredible 2.52 ERA and 10.9 K/9 in seven seasons — over 1,300 innings — with Boston.

  1. pisano - Nov 4, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Next they’ll ask Carlton Fisk to come back as soon as he gets out of rehab, these guys must be desperate.

    • dcfan4life - Nov 4, 2012 at 5:15 PM

      How does a team offering a front office position to a person with tons of baseball knowledge, who helped their team end that long World Series drought, and whos loved in the city, seem desperate? Im so lost here…

    • theskinsman - Nov 5, 2012 at 1:09 PM

      Desperate? That would be a team with a 200++ million dollar payroll that has CHOKED away 4 straight games in the ALCS…AGAIN. Shouldn’t you Yanks fans be more concerned with steroid abuse causing suspect fractures in your star players? Skip Bayless is laughing at you, I’m sure of it!

  2. tfbuckfutter - Nov 4, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    That isn’t news.

    I think they have a standing job offer to play corner outfield to anyone who can’t hit.

  3. sabatimus - Nov 4, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Maybe Pedro will beat up Lucchino. That’d be must-see.

  4. tfbuckfutter - Nov 4, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    “He knows there is a role waiting for him when the time is right for him.”

    This comment got Curt Schilling’s attention until he realized they weren’t actually offering ex-players rolls.

  5. Carl Hancock - Nov 4, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Why might it warrant serious consideration by Pedro like you say? The guys rich. He made a ton of money during his career. He doesn’t need to work. He can hang out on the beach siping drinks with umbrellas in them all day long. Work? For a disfunctional franchise like the BoSox no less? LOL.

  6. richwizl - Nov 4, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    Pedro would be great in the Org. His accomplishments are legendary and he’s a lot of fun, keeps things loose. He would be someone the Hispanic players could really relate to; I look forward to it.

  7. nothanksimdriving123 - Nov 4, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    I don’t know if we’ll see him at Fenway in 2013, but I do look forward to watching his speech at Cooperstown in 2015, along with Randy Johnson and John Smoltz.

  8. randygnyc - Nov 4, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    Pedro is going to have to ask his daddy first.

    • raysfan1 - Nov 4, 2012 at 6:58 PM

      He got that out of the way after the 2004 ALCS.

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