On the day that another Red Sox pitcher failed to post a quality start, Pedro Martinez said that he is still training and throwing. He also said that he's not officially retired, and if the right offer came along, he might pitch again.
Martinez did an interview with Joe Brescia of The New York Times about what the former Red Sox righty is currently up to, and the two chatted briefly about a potential return to baseball.
"I'm in shape right now and I'm training and I'm playing catch, so getting to full strength would probably take me a month, month and a half, to be on a mound," he said when asked how soon he could be ready to pitch in a game.
Martinez hasn't pitched in a game since 2009 when pitched Game 6 of the World Series for the Phillies, a 7-3 loss that clinched the World Series for the Yankees.
Most interestingly, however, was the question that was asked of Martinez regarding a potential return. He was asked that if the money were the same in all three places, which team he'd pick — the Phillies, Yankees or Red Sox — in the event of a return.
"I'd probably have to say the Red Sox," he answered. "I would like to win a World Series in the National League, so the Phillies are in there, too. But fo the time I'm going to be playing, I think that Boston is more suitable that I can retire with the Boston Red Sox and go to the Hall of Fame with the same hat."
The New York Post's Joel Sherman tweeted that he asked the Yankees about the potential of signing Martinez, and they reportedly have no interest after signing Carlos Silva.
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