Mets need a healthy Pedro ... or else

The Mets are quietly very concerned about the long-term health of their ace, Pedro Martinez.

Originally Published: February 22, 2006
By Bob Klapisch | Special to ESPN.com

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Day by day, one missed workout at a time, Pedro Martinez is falling behind the Mets' pitchers, some of whom are already up to 40 tosses per bullpen session. Pedro has yet to throw off a mound and is still looking for a solution to the chronic pain in his right foot.

There's no specific timetable for Pedro's return, though, the first goal is to get Martinez on the mound -- actually on the slope of the mound, where he'll throw, not pitch -- by this weekend. The Mets' ...

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