The Philadelphia Phillies have recently been in contact with Pedro Martinez with hopes to bring in the veteran right-hander for the second half of the season. “We have talked to his agent, but there’s nothing so far,” said Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. “We are not negotiating, but we’ve been talking to him. It all depends on whether he wants to play or not.”
Martinez, a 3x Cy Young Award winner, came back in August last season to assist the Phillies in their run to a second National League title in two years. During the regular season he was 5-1 with a 3.63 ERA. He posted a 3.71 ERA in a pair of losing efforts against his longtime rival New York Yankees in the World Series.
A source close to Pedro has said for the 38-year old to be training in the Dominican Republic and Miami with hopes to return by the end of the summer. The Phillies are currently in the midst of interleague play with games scheduled against the Yankees, Twins and Indians over the next two weeks. Philadelphia Phillies tickets are now available!