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Report: Pedro might retire after 2008 season to tend to ailing father

Updated: May 20, 2008, 5:55 PM ET
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The four-year contract Pedro Martinez signed with the New York Mets in the 2004 offseason expires after this season. Will that also be the last we see of the likely Hall of Famer?

The rehabbing Mets pitcher told the New York Daily News for Tuesday's editions that he will mull retirement in the offseason so he can tend to his ailing 78-year-old father, Pablo, who is battling a form of brain cancer.

"It's taking a toll on me and my family, my dad's situation," Martinez told the ...

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