ESPNDeportes.com has a report that the Phillies are negotiating a midsummer return for Pedro Martinez.
I’ve been told the Phillies aren’t actively negotiating a contract, and that nothing has changed since Ruben Amaro Jr. said March 31 that they continue to talk with Martinez’s people, but that nothing is imminent. If a need arises and the Phillies think Martinez can help, they will move on it. But they don’t feel there’s a rush to make it happen. In other words, they’re keeping in contact with Martinez. They’re seeing how he is doing in the Dominican. They’re making sure they’re as informed as possible so if something does happen they’re not starting from scratch.
Jimmy Rollins‘ MRI is later today. We hope to learn those results today, but we might not until tomorrow. Either way, a MRI following a calf strain indicates something serious.
I will be signing copies of my Phillies book “The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Borders on S. Broad Street in Center City. (Thanks to WIP’s Angelo Cataldi and The Morning Team for giving the signing a plug.) I hope you can stop by. The Zo Zone is on Facebook and Twitter.