Angels Reject Pedro’s Overtures

According to Bill Plunkett of the O.C. Register, Pedro Martinez's agent reached out to the Angels.  However, GM Tony Reagins said, "We haven't made any offer or had any discussions about bringing him in.  We're still in this pattern where we're waiting for guys – Ervin Santana, John Lackey – to get back."

Reagins believes his own rehabbing starters will be ready in the same amount of time it'd take a free agent to get into shape.  Plunkett notes that a trade could make more sense but Reagins doesn't believe it's necessary.

There's a handful of mildly interesting starting pitchers without jobs.  Martinez and Odalis Perez lead the group, with Mark Mulder more of a question mark and Paul Byrd sitting out until the second half.  Ben Sheets could be another interesting second half free agent.  As for Orlando Hernandez, no one knows what he's up to and his agent isn't returning calls.

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