An autopsy shows that former major leaguer Jose Lima likely died of heart failure.
Despite having several offers on the table, Pedro Martinez has decided he will not play in the 2010 season, his agent told ESPNdeportes.com on Wednesday.
Pedro Martinez and the Florida Marlins are believed to be in the beginning stages of negotiating a contract and could meet next week, a source told ESPNdeportes.com Saturday night.
The Mets are interested in retaining Pedro Martinez and plan to meet with the Dominican pitcher's agent, GM Omar Minaya informed ESPNdeportes.com.
Pedro Martinez said he hopes to return to the Mets' starting rotation before the end of April, despite general manager Omar Minaya's recent statements that the pitcher was expected back by mid-May or early June.
Pedro Martinez is already planning his retirement as an active player, possibly as of the end of his current contract with the New York Mets, which expires in two years.
Mets pitcher Pedro Martinez will miss the World Baseball Classic due to an injury in his right toe.