Around the Grapefruit League

Updated: March 7, 2007, 10:21 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

New York Mets: Pedro Martinez threw a baseball Wednesday for the first time since rotator cuff surgery last October.

The Mets ace lightly tossed a ball for about 10 minutes from a distance of about 45 feet at the team's minor league complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

"He looked good," said Randy Niemann, the Mets' rehabilitation pitching coordinator. "It's just the beginning. It's the start of a long process, but he looked really good."

Mets manager Willie Randolph and pitching ...

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