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Dodgers Curious About Pedro Martinez

1:59pm: Tony Jackson of the L.A. Daily News says there hasn't been contract between the Dodgers and Pedro's agent for months.  He says the Dodgers still are not considering signing him.  It'd only happen with a base salary near the league minimum.

Like Colletti, manager Joe Torre at least seemed open to the idea in his comments to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.

8:58am: Bill Plaschke of the L.A. Times advocates the Dodgers signing Pedro Martinez, and GM Ned Colletti admitted, "He's somebody we're curious about."  The question is whether Pedro will drop his asking price enough to make a return to L.A. feasible.  Plaschke also talked to former Dodgers GM Fred Claire, who admitted "it was a bad trade" when he traded Martinez to the Expos for Delino DeShields in November of 1993.

The Pirates explored the idea of signing Pedro back in January, but found the price prohibitive at the time according to Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.








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