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BoSox hope he returns by Tuesday, or before

Originally Published: August 21, 2003
ESPN.com news services

Boston Red Sox: Ace Pedro Martinez was still sick in bed on Friday, a day after he was scratched from his start with a sore throat and fever. The Red Sox were hoping that he would be ready for his next scheduled start.

Martinez, who was scheduled to pitch Thursday, instead went to the hospital and was diagnosed with severe pharyngitis -- inflammation of the throat. He was given medication for the fever and for the sore throat and was resting by late afternoon.

That's where he was ...

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