Pedro Will Start on Wednesday for Phillies


Aug 10, 2009

Pedro Will Start on Wednesday for Phillies The 2009 major league debut of Pedro Martinez will be Wednesday night in the Windy City.

The 37-year-old righty will face the Cubs at Wrigley Field, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel told The Associated Press.

In three rehab starts in the minors, Martinez went 1-1 with a 5.11 ERA, but struck out 11 batters in his last start.

Martinez pitched in 20 games last season for the Mets, putting up disappointing numbers (5-6, 5.61 ERA). In 2007, he appeared in just five games. In his career, he is 214-99 with a 2.91 ERA and 3,117 strikeouts.

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