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Report: Yankees Interested In Pedro Martinez

According to Ken Rosenthal of, the New York Yankees may have joined a list of teams who will work out former MLB pitcher Pedro Martinez.

Martinez, long remembered in the eyes of Yankee fans for his days as a member of the Boston Red Sox, could add some much needed depth to the Yankee rotation.

With the inconsistency of Chen-Ming Wang, and unwillingness of the organization to stabilize Phil Hughes in the rotation, Martinez certainly would be an intriguing option.

Martinez last pitched for the Dominican Republic during the WBC, where he pitched 6 scoreless innings.

According to the report Martinez is looking for a contract in the area of $3 million pro-rated, which would be equivalent to the original $5 million deal Martinez was seeking.

It appears evident that Martinez monetary demands seem a bit unrealistic. However, I would expect Martinez to alter his financial demands at some point in order to join a big league roster.

It was reported last week that both the Cubs and Rays appeared to be the only teams interested in Martinez's services, but Rosenthal believes both the Yankees and the Angles will take a serious look at Martinez.