Pedro To Start Monday

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Mets pitcher Pedro Martinez, who had surgery October 5th to repair a torn rotator cuff, is expected to return to the Mets rotation to start Monday versus the Reds. Martinez, who has won three Cy Young Awards, threw 50+ pitches yesterday for the Mets and if anyone had any doubts that he couldn't come back strong, he would return to Single-A for a rehabilitation start. In two years with the Mets, Martinez is 24-16 with a 3.65 ERA with 345 K. Martinez, who has played with the Dodgers, Expos, Red Sox, and Mets, is 206-92 with a 2.81 ERA in 2998 K.