Pedro Martinez is open to pitching another year, but said the Mets would need to initiate contract talks. He is entering the final season of a four-year, $53-million deal signed prior to the 2005 season.
“Iâ€™m not going to approach them,â€™â€™ Martinez said this morning. “I would talk if they approach me.â€™â€™
Martinez, 36, missed most of last season following rotator cuff surgery, but was effective, going 3-1 with a 2.57 ERA in five starts. He also struck out 32 in 28 innings, an indication he’s not throwing junk.
However, sometimes pitcher doesn’t hit the wall after surgery until the second year, and Martinez said he has to prove he’s healthy.
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