Pedro Martinez back in Boston
Pedro Martinez will return to Boston, not to pitch for the Boston Red Sox but to be a special assistant to the general manager Ben Charington.
Martinez made it clear that he will not be back on a field, reports the Boston Herald. ”Those three years, four years, that I’ve been (retired) really made it clear that I don’t belong in the field anymore,” Martinez said.
His new job description is not very clear but Martinez knows that he wants to be on the field helping out. ”I’m going to communicate with Ben and with the front office and also help out in the field. I want to be with everybody and I want to be in everything. Definitely in the field. I want to get my nose dirty,” Martinez said.
The AP reports that Martinez played in the MLB for 18 years. In his time he was 219-100 with a 2.93 ERA, 3,154 strikeouts, has a career .687 winning percentage, and he led the majors in ERA five times. In Boston, he went 117-37 with a 2.52 ERA and holds the franchise’s best record for postseason strikeouts at 80. This includes his 1999 All Star appearance at Fenway, in which he struck out the first four batters.