Pedro Martinez spent seven seasons with the Boston Red Sox, and what a glorious seven years they were. The Hall of Famer to be won 117 games, struck out 1,683 batters and had an ERA of 2.52 in seven seasons in Boston.
But apparently, those seven years weren't enough for Martinez, who expressed interest in returning to pitch this season for the Red Sox, among other teams. Martinez also said he would consider pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees, noting his desire to pitch for a World Series contender.
"I'd probably have to say the Red Sox," Martinez said when asked for which of those three teams he would most like to pitch. "I would like to win a World Series in the National League, so the Phillies are in there, too. But for the time I'm going to be playing, I think Boston is more suitable so that I can retire with the Boston Red Sox and go to the Hall of Fame with the same hat."
Martinez did not pitch in 2010 and last played in 2009, when he went 5-1 with a 3.63 ERA for the Phillies during their run to the World Series. In 18 seasons, Martinez boasts a record of 219-100 with a career ERA of 2.93 and 3,154 strikeouts.