Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Phils finally make it official with Pedro

The Phils finally made it official on Wednesday and signed veteran pitcher Pedro Martinez.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but various reports on Tuesday indicated it to be a one-year deal worth about $1 million plus another possible $1.5 million in incentives.

After pitching twice in front of Phillies brass last week, Martinez underwent, and reportedly passed, a physical on Tuesday.

However, the Phillies also placed Martinez on the 15-day disabled list with a mild right shoulder strain. The move is intended to give the 37-year-old right-hander a rehab assignment in the minors.

Martinez most recently experienced an injury-filled, four-year stint with the New York Mets, culminating in a 2008 campaign that saw the 17-year veteran compile a career-worst 5.61 ERA to go with a 5-6 record in 20 starts.

The three-time Cy Young winner and seven-time All-Star has a career record of 214-99 with a 2.91 ERA in 467 big league games, including 400 starts, for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox and Mets.

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