Right-hander Pedro Martinez has virtually ruled out a return to the major leagues and says he is on his way to retirement, according to the Associated Press. In an interview that was broadcast today in the Dominican Republic, Martinez said that he has stayed in shape, but not with his eye on a return.
"I keep active because I have not announced my retirement, because that is something that takes time and you have to plan it. Plus, it is something that the Dominican people expected," the three-time Cy Young award-winner said.
Just three weeks ago, Martinez seemed to hint that he was looking to return to baseball and preferably for the Boston Red Sox. However, the Dominican hurler now says that his comments were misinterpreted. Martinez also dropped the Yankees in conversation, but the Bombers probably wouldn't have been interested in him anyway.