When Pedro Martinez says that Red Sox prospect Rubby De La Rosa reminds him of himself at the same age, that’s absolutely something to take notice of.
Martinez singled out De La Rosa and Felix Doubront as young Red Sox pitchers who have been hanging around him, asking incessant questions to pick at his immaculate knowledge of pitching. That’s the kind of influence the Red Sox were certainly hoping Martinez would have on some impressionable minds when they made him special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington, and it’s on display in Fort Myers.
Check out the video above to hear the Red Sox great talk about his first spring training as a teacher.
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