David Ortiz expects his friend Pedro Martinez to pitch this season, reports Mark Hale of the New York Post. Ortiz spoke to Pedro about a month ago; at that time the pitcher was working out but not really talking to teams.
Back on April 6th, Martinez said he wouldn't need long to get ready and had a preference for an NL East Coast contender. Pedro is known to have been in contact with the Phillies, while the Mets appear uninterested in a second stint. Given Martinez's criteria, he might need to get the Nationals involved to spark a competition for his services.