Martinez Lands With Phillies
3-time Cy Young winner agrees to $1M contract
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 15, 2009 12:06 PM CDT
In this 2008 file photo, New York Mets pitcher Pedro Martinez delivers against the Atlanta Braves.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Pedro Martinez has agreed to a contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, the team’s general manager said today. Terms were not disclosed, but the deal is reportedly worth $1 million for one year. The 37-year-old Martinez went 5-6 with a 5.61 ERA for the New York Mets last season. The free agent pitched in the World Baseball Classic before this season.

The Phils put the three-time Cy Young winner on the 15-day disabled list with a mild shoulder strain. It has not been determined when he will begin a rehab assignment. Martinez is 214-99 with a 2.91 ERA in 17 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal, Boston, and the Mets.