As MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports, the Brewers sent two scouts to the Dominican Republic Friday to watch Pedro Martinez, but never saw him throw a pitch.
"This was twice [this week]," said Dick Groch, the Brewers' director of pro scouting. "The second time we sent people there, his publicist was there and the publicist says, 'He's on his way.' He was already 45 minutes late. … We had other workouts to do. We can't wait forever. We [told the scout], 'Go. You can't stay there forever.'"
Groch, who wasn't on site, seems to think the handful of scouts from other teams (Yankees, Cubs, Nationals, Diamondbacks, Indians and Angels included) left at the same time. We haven't been able to confirm that. Either way, it's pretty clear the Brewers don't have a strong desire to sign the 37-year-old right-hander.
"He might have worked out at a different time," said Brewers GM Doug Melvin. "We don't know that. All I know from our people is he wasn't'there when we were told to be. … I don't know what the demands are, but it doesn't matter what they are. If you can't watch him throw, it doesn't matter what his demands are. Would you go put an offer on a house without looking at the house?"