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Phillies Close to Deal with Pedro?

According to Comcast Sportsnet’s Daily News Live, the Phillies have agreed to a deal with Pedro Martinez.   A Dominican Republic website posted that the Phillies signed Martinez for $4 million (which would have to be prorated).  The reports are unconfirmed.

Ruben Amaro said that the Phillies have not signed Martinez. Amaro had no comment on whether an agreement has been reached.

Todd Zolecki reports (via Twitter) that Martinez told the Associated Press that his agent is negotiating with the Phillies.

David Murphy reports (via Twitter):  “Pedro Martinez’s agent shoots down report, but says interest is mutual between Pedro and Phils. Calls client “close” to making decision.”

Jon Heyman reports (via Twitter) talked to Martinez’s agent who said Pedro will decide where he would like to play by Sunday.

Jason Stark reported that the Phillies requested Pedro to throw for a second time.  Martinez originally declined, but changed his mind and will throw Friday at 1:00 PM.

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