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Pedro Martinez Says He Is Negotiating With The Rays

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Just when it seemed like the Pedro Martinez story had died down a little, Pedro has brought the story back to life. In an article from the Associated Press, Martinez says the Chicago Cubs and the Tampa Bay Rays are the teams that have "shown the most interest." Martinez then goes on to say that his agent is in negotiations with both teams and says there is a "good chance" he will sign soon. He expressed his interest to pitch for a contender (Rays are contenders!), but also admitted "there still isn't anything firm."

The Rays have yet to comment publicly on the whole situation and knowing the way this organization works we won't hear much from them. It's pretty interesting that in the past week we've gone from a Rays' employee just watching his friend to Martinez saying he is in negotiations with the team.

For more of DRB's coverage of the Pedro Martinez rumors click here, here and here.