Phillies Lookin’ Silly

By / July 15, 2009 / Injuries

It is no secret the Philadelphia Phillies have now officially signed Pedro Martinez to a one year, $1 million deal plus incentives.

What is making the Phillies look almost laughable is the had to put him on the 15-day disabled list with a mild right shoulder strain.

According to the SNY ticker, there has been no indication when or where he will begin his rehab assignments.

Ay! Pobrecito! Not our problem, for the moment anyway.

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. Is this legit? Could the Phillies just be holding him for a little later?

I doubt it. They need the help with their crippled pitching staff. The crippling continues. Does this mean they pursue Roy Halladay?

I will go on record to say I will scream bloody murder if that were to happen. I would be fed up. I just do not think the Phillies have enough to get him. The Toronto Blue Jays are pretty much holding him for ransom.

Oh and something to laugh about. It seems the diva in Pedro showed up to Philly. He was late for his own press conference.

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Tanya, When a team signs a free agent to a major league contract, they have to put that person on the 40 man roster. If they do not they will then have to make a roster move, which could result in a lot of different things; including putting a player on waivers, making a player rule 5 eligible, and kicking in pay. In order for Pedro to start the year in the minors and get his arm strenght back, he needed to be put on the DL. This will allow Pedro to be on the 40 man roster, pitch in the minors (his spring training), and not force the Phils to make a move yet.

A lot of teams do this when they sign pitchers in season.


that 40 man roster thing makes sense. had he signed on with the Mets, that “injury” thing should have been so bad he would have been on the 60 day DL (or at least on the DL for 60 days listed as “day to day”).

efrain rivera

oh iam soooooooooooooo happy he is there. i hope he comes back in time for the next series against the mets maybe 2 innings and out for petey. go sit under a mango tree


They stuck a huge needle into his labrum to inject dye for testing. Ouch! After the testing he can start throwing Monday. Since he hasn’t pitched in a while it makes sense that he pitches a few minor league games. Shoulder strain is a nice legal excuse.

Petey’s problem is that he pitches injured and then makes things worse.

I’m hoping he proves all the nay-sayers wrong. I would hate to see him go out because of a rotator cuff injury.


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