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Martinez talks with Cubs, Rays
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Pedro Martinez could be back on a major league mound soon.
The right-hander said on Wednesday that he has had talks with the Chicago Cubs and Tampa Bay Rays and hopes to sign a contract in the near future.
"There's a good chance I'll be signing soon, but there still isn't anything firm," Martinez said.
Martinez, 37, has been training in his native Dominican Republic in hopes of returning to the majors. His four-year deal with the New York Mets ended after last season, making Martinez a free agent.
"Chicago and Tampa Bay are the two teams that have shown the most interest and we are negotiating with them, although I've told my agent not to call me until it's a done deal," he said.
Martinez wants to sign with the team that has the best chance of winning a pennant.
Martinez has a 214-99 record with an ERA of 2.91 in 17 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox and the Mets.