Originally written on The Nosebleeds  |  Last updated 10/20/14
Pedro Martinez is once again a member of the Boston Red Sox, but this time his infectious smile can be found in the front office, not on the mound or in the dugout. The three-time Cy Young winner and future Hall of Famer was named special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington, the team announced Thursday. Martinez will be working alongside former teammate Jason Varitek, who also shares that role. “I am thrilled to be returning to this organization and to the city I love,” Martinez said in a team release. “Ben Cherington’s meetings this week have been outstanding. It is an honor to be back with the Red Sox and help in any way I can.” Martinez first announced his desire to rejoin the Red Sox organization at one of David Ortiz’s charity golf events back in early December and stated that he would gladly join the team whenever they call, but will wait for them to get their priorities in place first. With a lot of their priorities in place, the Sox gave Pedro a call this week. “We are very excited to have Pedro on board with us and back in the Red Sox organization,” Cherington said in a team release. “He was one of the game’s most dominant pitchers and without a doubt a beloved figure in Red Sox history. Similar to former teammate Jason Varitek, who joined the baseball operations staff in September, Pedro will be involved in several areas, including the evaluation, mentorship, and instruction of young players in spring training and throughout the season.” Back in December, Pedro stated that he wanted to “get [his] feet wet” and try a lot of different things to see if he likes it better in the front office or down on the field. The 41-year old Martinez pitched in Boston from 1998-2004, going 117-37 with a 2.52 ERA and averaging 11 strikeouts per nine innings. He led the league in ERA and WHIP in four of those seven seasons, winning the Cy Young Award in ’99 and ’00, and was a crucial member of the Red Sox 2004 World Series championship roster.

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