Martinez will return to Mets' rotation next week
With the NL East all but clinched, it's all about fine-tuning for the Mets now -- especially for their sidelined ace.
Pedro Martinez, out since Aug. 14 because of a strained calf, will start during the weekend series at Pittsburgh, possibly on Friday, manager Willie Randolph said Sunday.
Martinez felt good after a four-inning simulated game Saturday, putting him on track to return.
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