Olympic starter Knight called up to replace Pedro

Updated: July 25, 2008, 9:39 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- About 14 months ago, Brandon Knight was ready to retire from baseball.

Now, he has a spot on the U.S. Olympic team and he's scheduled to make his first major league start for the New York Mets in the middle of a pennant race.

"Over the last couple years it has definitely been a roller coaster," said Knight, slated to pitch in Pedro Martinez's place Saturday night against St. Louis. "It's amazing how this game is, how life is. How much it can just change -- like ...

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