Pedro Martinez has signed a one-year contract with the Phillies, baseball sources confirmed Tuesday. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. declined comment just hours after Martinez passed his physical in Philadelphia.
Wow. I wonder if this deal will preclude the Phils from the Halladay trade talks? However, I do like this deal for the Phils as a low risk and high potential upside deal. Pedro most likely won't be ready until Aug. 1, according to a few places I was reading today. He'll most likely start in the minors on a rehab assignment.