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Legendary Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez is returning to the Boston Red Sox...this time in a Front Office role.
Pedro Martinez is coming back to the Red Sox as a special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington.
The club announced Thursday that their former icon -- considered by
some to be the best pitcher in Red Sox history -- is coming back.
are very excited to have Pedro on board with us and back in the Red Sox
organization,” said Cherington. “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.”
MLB.com was first to
report in early November that the Red Sox had a position waiting for
Martinez whenever he wanted to accept it.
“I am thrilled to be
returning to this organization and to the city I love,” Martinez said.
“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. I am
grateful to our leaders; I believe in them, and I thank them for
allowing me to return to the field and help us win again. My heart will
always live in Boston.”
First Varitek, now Martinez. What's next? Manny Ramirez to be named Traveling Secretary? You also gotta wonder if Pedro may pull a Dwight Schrute and complain about being special assistant TO THE general manager. In all seriousness, this is a fantastic move for the Red Sox front office and their scouting department.
If anyone knows pitching, it's Pedro. Go back and look at his career stats. It's incredible. He had seven consecutive seasons in Boston ('97-'03) with an ERA under 3.00. Oh by the way, he did it with needles sticking out of every batter's butt cheeks.
Given the latest drama with Terry Francona's admiting in his book that this ownership group is strictly concerned about the club's image, one can't help but wonder if this may be another "sexy" move. But my gut is saying this is a phenomenal move for the future of this organization. One guy who may be very happy is Rubby De La Rosa, who has known Martinez for quite sometime now.
Let's hope Pedro tosses Lucchino aside when he charges at Ben for not making hip and sexy acquistions.
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Pedro Martinez is returning to the organization where he became a Cy Young Award-winning pitcher, joining the Red Sox in a front office position.
Pedro Martinez has returned to the Boston Red Sox.
On Thursday, Martinez, a three-time Cy Young Award winner and eight-time All-Star, who spent seven seasons in Boston, was brought back to the franchise. He will serve as a special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington.
Martinez became a Red Sox starting pitcher in 1998 and was a key cog in the 2004 team that brought a World...
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...
If there’s one thing Red Sox fans have learned, it’s that you want Pedro Martinez on your side.
Bringing Martinez back into the Red Sox organization as a special assistant — a move announced Thursday — is hardly going to make or break the Sox going forward, but there are some potential benefits that make the team’s decision a good one, even if the impact of having Martinez...
The Boston Red Sox officially announced on Thursday that they have signed Pedro Martinez. No, not like that. While Boston could certainly use some more starting pitching, Pedro is retired from baseball. This time around, Martinez will be working at Fenway Park as a special assistant to GM Ben Cherington.
“I am thrilled to be returning to this organization and to the city I love...
Pedro Martinez is back! But not in the way the Red Sox could probably use him. It was announced today that the man easily considered one of the best pitcher in the franchise’s history is returning as a special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington.
“We are very excited to have Pedro on board with us and back in the Red Sox organization,” said Cherington said to MLB.com...
The Boston Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington announced this morning that former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez has been signed as a special assistant to the General Manager. Martinez is the second ex-Red Sox player to be signed onto staff with this role, joining Jason Varitek.
Cherington was quoted saying "We are very excited to have Pedro onboard with us and back in the...
Today the Red Sox announced that Pedro “Peety” Martinez
would be rejoining the Red Sox organization as a special assistant to the
general manager. I don’t know what a “special assistant to the general manager”
does exactly, but I’m stoked to have him back in Beantown. I won’t speak on
behalf of the entire Red Sox Nation (although I could and most of the time
Jason Whitney Pedro Martinez is back with the Red Sox as a special assistant
One of the Boston Red Sox biggest names in their history is returning to Fenway. Pedro Martinez who helped end the curse of the Red Sox with their 2004 World Series championship win, is returning as a special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington.
“We are very excited to have...
Pedro Martinez is back as member of the Boston Red Sox organization. The three-time Cy Young award winner (2 with Boston, 1 with Montreal), has been hired to be the special assistant to the traveling secretary General Manager Ben Cherington, “(Pedro) was one of the game’s most dominant pitchers and without a doubt a beloved figure in Red Sox history,” Cherington said. “Similar...
There are probably at least one or two Red Sox fans out there who wouldn’t mind seeing Pedro Martinez round out the Boston rotation in 2013. That won’t be happening any time soon, but the former ace will be rejoining the club.
General manager Ben Cherington announced Thursday that Martinez will be back with the Red Sox as a special assistant to the general manager.
Touching moment caught on film by Mike Petraglia, where Pedro Martinez and Terry Francona reunite and embrace and Martinez says, "There was nothing better walking into the clubhouse seeing you there."
Former Boston manager Terry Francona gave Pedro Martinez a big hug along with some advice to help him in his new job as a special assistant to the Red Sox general manager.
''Now he's going to have to be on time,'' Francona needled his former pitcher on Thursday when the two were reunited at the annual dinner of the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers Association...
With pitchers and catchers reporting to Fort Myers, Florida for spring training February 10th, the Boston Red Sox are primed to put their past three dismal seasons behind them and get back to American League East royalty. Though the Sox recent seasonal campaigns have left a bad taste in the mouth of Red Sox Nation, fans must be patient and realize the MLB season varies spontaneously...
Life is good in Boston. Pedro Martinez and Jason Varitek have re-signed and everyone is hopeful for 2007. Wait, I've heard that line before. Well, although its 2013, Pedro and Varitek are both being signed by Boston, but this time it is as Special Assistants to the General Manager. While we fans are excited to see two legends come back and help their old team, what will this...