Quick Hits: Pedro, Diamondbacks, Astros, Pettitte

Friday Night Links..

  • Pedro Martinez isn't working out and a comeback is looking less and less likely, tweets Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated.  If Martinez does return in 2011, it'll be on a second-half deal again. 
  • Jeff Moorad's stake in the Diamondbacks is finally close to being sold, writes Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic.  Moorad parted ways with the D'Backs more than two years ago to lead a group that purchased the Padres.
  • Since Astros owner Drayton McLane announced in November he was going to put the team up for sale, he has been purposely tight-lipped about the process, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com.  Even though McLane has kept things quiet, McTaggart writes that there is probably plenty of negotiating going on behind the scenes.
  • WEEI.com's Alex Speier remembers Boston's pursuit of Andy Pettitte in 2003.

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