According to his agent, Pedro Martinez wants to pitch a full season next year.
Fern Cuza told FOX Sports that the old school righty is 100% healthy for the first time in three years and that pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies this postseason "rejuvenated" his client. Rejuvenated, despite that mangled Game 6 when he gave up four runs on three hits with two walks in just four innings, fanning five New York Yankees. Cuza blames that unfortunate outing on the flu.
Pitching with the flu with the World Series on the line, eh? Slick.
"I think he lost 13 pounds," Cuza proclaimed. "When I saw him in Miami last week, he was still battling it. He said, 'I don’t know what hit me.' I don’t know how he took the mound that night. I didn’t realize how sick he was."Obviously, neither did Charlie Manuel.
The 38-year-old free agent signed with the Phillies midseason, and aided in their National League Championship. He went 5-1 with a 3.63 ERA over nine regular season starts before pitching pretty damn well in the playoffs. Until the lackluster Game 6, that is.