Saying he feels rejuvenated, Pedro Martinez said he wants to pitch another season. He emphasized it would be a full season, not like this summer when he joined the moving Phillies bandwagon in midseason.
Martinez’s agent, Fern Cuza, said his client is healthy: “He was feeling no pain whatsoever. It was the first time in three years that he felt that way on the mound. Based on how he played, and how he responded, he’s looking forward to playing next year.”
Martinez played for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic in spring 2009 and hoped that would convince teams of his health. It did not, and he had to audition before he signed a $1 million, one-year contract with the Phillies. In nine games he was 5-1 with a 3.63 ERA.
Martinez pitched will in Game 2 of the World Series, but working with the flu, was hit in Game 6.