AP Source: Martinez agrees to deal with Phils

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A person familar with the negotiations says Pedro Martinez has agreed to a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.

The three-time Cy Young Award winner was in town for a physical, and the Phillies plan a news conference on Wednesday, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement wasn’t made it official.

Martinez went 5-6 with a 5.61 ERA for the New York Mets last year. The free agent pitched in the World Baseball Classic before this season.

The defending World Series champion Phillies have been hurt by injuries to their starting rotation. No. 2 starter Brett Myers had hip surgery in June. Philadelphia already has used nine starters through 86 games.

AP Source: Martinez agrees to deal with Phils

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A person familar with the negotiations says Pedro Martinez has agreed to a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.

The three-time Cy Young Award winner was in town for a physical, and the Phillies plan a news conference on Wednesday, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement wasn’t made it official.

Martinez went 5-6 with a 5.61 ERA for the New York Mets last year. The free agent pitched in the World Baseball Classic before this season.

The defending World Series champion Phillies have been hurt by injuries to their starting rotation. No. 2 starter Brett Myers had hip surgery in June. Philadelphia already has used nine starters through 86 games.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pedro Martinez is returning to the major leagues.

Martinez has agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, a person familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday night.

The three-time Cy Young Award winner was in town for a physical, and the Phillies planned to hold a news conference on Wednesday, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement hadn’t been made.

Martinez can earn up to $1.5 million in incentives. The eight-time All-Star will need to make at least a few starts in the minors before he’s ready to join Philadelphia’s depleted rotation.

The 37-year-old Martinez went 5-6 with a 5.61 ERA for the New York Mets last year. The free agent pitched in the World Baseball Classic before this season.

The defending World Series champion Phillies have been hurt by injuries to their starting rotation. No. 2 starter Brett Myers had hip surgery in June. Antonio Bastardo, who replaced Myers, landed on the disabled list after making five starts. The NL East leaders already have used nine starters through 86 games. They used only seven starters last season.

Martinez is 214-99 with a 2.91 ERA in 17 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal, Boston and the Mets. He helped the Red Sox win the World Series in 2004.

Adding Martinez isn’t expected to prevent the Phillies from pursuing All-Star Roy Halladay. The Toronto Blue Jays are actively seeking to deal the former AL Cy Young Award winner, and Philadelphia already has expressed strong interest.


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