Martinez to throw simulated game after rehab start rained out

Updated: August 1, 2007, 10:23 PM ET
Associated Press

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Pedro Martinez's first rehabilitation start was rained out, so he will throw a simulated game of 45 pitches against hitters from the Mets' Gulf Coast League team on Thursday.

Martinez had been slated to pitch Wednesday night for the St. Lucie Mets against the Brevard County Manatees.

"The plan is to try to simulate as close as possible to a real game," Mets assistant general manager John Ricco said.

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