Martinez OKs 1-year, $1M
Published 2:23 am Thursday, July 16, 2009
PHILADELPHIA — Pedro Martinez promised to put on quite a show when he returns to the majors with the Philadelphia Phillies.
The NL East leaders are hoping it will be a vintage performance.
Martinez finalized a $1 million, one-year contract with the Phillies on Wednesday, and can earn up to $1.5 million in incentives. The three-time Cy Young Award winner hasn’t pitched since last season and won only eight games in 25 starts over his final two seasons with the Mets.
Email newsletter signup
‘‘I might surprise you, I might not,’’ Martinez said. ‘‘It’s going to be really fun to go find out.’’
The Phillies are hoping Martinez has enough left to help them repeat as World Series champions.