User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Horses
Auto
Soccer
Golf
More
Betting Tools

 
Martinez returns to Red Sox as assistant

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

BOSTON (AP) - Pedro Martinez has returned to the Boston Red Sox.

Advertisement
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.

``(Pedro) was one of the game's most dominant pitchers and without a doubt a beloved figure in Red Sox history,'' Cherington said. ``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.''

Martinez became a Red Sox starting pitcher in 1998 and was a key cog in the 2004 team that brought a World Series title to Boston for the first time since 1918. With the Red Sox, he went 117-37 with a 2.52 ERA. He has the best winning percentage (.760) in franchise history, and ranks third in strikeouts (1,683) and sixth in wins (117). Martinez is also the franchise's all-time leader in postseason strikeouts (80).

``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.''

During his 18-year major league career, Martinez went 219-100 with a 2.93 ERA and 3,154 strikeouts. His has a career .687 winning percentage, and led the majors in ERA on five occasions, including 1997 with the Montreal Expos (1.90). He also started and notched the win in the 1999 All-Star Game at Fenway Park.

Signed originally in 1988 by the Los Angeles Dodgers, Martinez also played for the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2015
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Akins: Diamond Trends - Saturday
News: Books adjust HR Odds
Encarnacion hits 3 HRs, Jays rout Tigers
Royals' Gordon close to return
Braves option Williams Perez to minors
White Sox put Putnam on 15-day DL
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
MLB Pro Baseball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
MLB Hot Streaks
16-1 +1,555 Win Streak, +2,835 TY
8-0 L6 Days, 11-2 L13 Run
7-1 Thurs., 29-11 L30, 37-13 L50
8-1 L5 Days, 18-7 L25 G-Plays
5-0 Record Last 5 Selections
4-2 L6 G-Plays, 9-5 L14 Picks
+1,168 Net Profits This Year
10-4 Last 14 Guaranteed Plays
+774 L3 Days, +1,641 G-Plays TY
4-2, +430 Record Last 3 Days
+1,277 G-Plays This Year
7-2, +497 L9 Guarantees
7-1 L8 G-Plays, 8-4 L5 Days
NFL Pro Football Expert Sports Picks-
2015 MLB SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Jimmy Boyd + 2835
Scott Pritchard + 1168
Dave Cokin + 961
Underdog Leaders
Handicapper Money
Dave Cokin + 1092
Doc's Sports + 545
John Fisher + 397
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kyle Hunter + 976
ASA + 297
Marc Lawrence + 290
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 1641
Joe Nelson + 1277
Vince Akins + 1015
Favorite Leaders
Handicapper Money
Jimmy Boyd + 2621
Chip Chirimbes + 1959
Mark Franco + 1411
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Jimmy Boyd + 1385
Stephen Nover + 1066
Chip Chirimbes + 947
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership