Pedro Martinez starts his physical with the Phillies in about 20 minutes. Here are the latest rumors on the subject:
- ESPN.com's Jayson Stark says it's not a "slam dunk" that Pedro will pass the physical, but it's the only obstacle he faces and all signs point to an agreement in the near future.
- It's no surprise that David Murphy and Paul Hagen of the Philadelphia Daily News hear Pedro will sign if he passes his physical.
- Pedro told TV reporters that his poor showing last season was partially because of his father's death and his own health problems, according to Murphy.