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Mets pitcher will miss event with injured toe

Updated: March 2, 2006, 4:04 PM ET
By Enrique Rojas | ESPNdeportes.com

MIAMI -- New York Mets pitcher Pedro Martinez will miss the World Baseball Classic due to an injury in his right toe; he will not be included on the Dominican Republic's final roster, making him ineligible for the tournament, ESPNdeportes.com learned on Wednesday.

Martinez confirmed his plans Thursday.

"They're better off finding someone who can help them rather than taking me, out of shape, risking my career," Martinez said. "It would be totally unfair to the Dominican. I haven't ...

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