Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/25/13
Former right-hander Pedro Martinez will rejoin the Boston Red Sox as a special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington. "I think I'll be involved in everything," said Martinez, who will serve as a mentor to young pitchers and an adviser to Cherington. "I'm going to communicate with Ben and with the front office and also help out in the field. I want to be with everybody and I want to be in everything. Definitely in the field. I want to get my nose dirty." Martinez spent seven seasons with the Red Sox, from 1998 to 2004, during which time he became friendly with Cherington. The three-time Cy Young Award winner made several trips to Fenway Park last season for the ballpark's 100th anniversary festivities, each time counseling Cherington as the Red Sox went through a 93-loss season under former manager Bobby Valentine. Martinez will spend some time with the major-league pitchers, but he may work primarily with minor-leaguers. "Mentally, you know that everybody is not going...
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