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Saturday, December 8, 2012
Pedro talks Sox job, PEDs and HOF

By ESPNBoston.com

Former Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez attended David Ortiz's charity golf event in the Dominican Republic, where he spoke Friday about a number of topics.

To read Boston Globe reporter Peter Abraham's story, CLICK HERE.

To read Scott Lauber's story for the Boston Herald, CLICK HERE.

Here's some highlights of Martinez's comments:

His desire to work for the Sox in some capacity:

"It's just a matter of time. Right now, the team has priorities that I don't need to get involved in. I think they need to get their priorities in place first and I'll help out later on with whatever. We'll find the right time."

Martinez also said, "That's what I want to do, I want to be there. To get close to Ben Cherington and [Larry] Lucchino, learn a little bit and see if I like the office or if I like more on the field."

His thoughts on competing during the steroid era and how it will affect the Hall of Fame chances of players like Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds:

"It's really difficult for me to choose either one. I would have loved to face Roger Clemens when he was Roger Clemens with nothing. I would have loved to face him all the time.

"I was clean. I know I was clean. That's all I can say. I was out there and they got the best out of me. Beat me or not, that was the best I had, and clean. I wish it were the same way for every one of them. Even though it was the steroid era, I never had a complaint. I think I did the best way possible for as long as I could.

"What would have happened if I had a level ground field? It's only to be guessed. This is the same body you saw, except maybe a couple of more pounds. But doing it is really difficult."