Martinez close to making rehab start
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Pedro Martinez is moving closer to getting back on the mound.
The Philadelphia Phillies' new right-hander took the first step Monday toward making a rehab start as he prepares for a return to the major leagues.
"I'm ready, I'm ready," the three-time Cy Young Award winner said after throwing long toss. "I did it [throwing] in the Dominican, now I am ready to do it here."
The 37-year-old Martinez, who last week signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the ...
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