Martinez to test injured hamstring in simulated game in minors

Updated: May 12, 2008, 10:47 PM ET
Associated Press

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Pedro Martinez plans to throw a simulated game against minor leaguers Wednesday, another step toward returning to the New York Mets' rotation from a frustrating leg injury.

Martinez, who strained his left hamstring April 1 during his season debut, 1, threw a bullpen session Monday. The injury has been difficult for the three-time Cy Young Award winner to handle, especially because he missed most of the 2007 season following right rotator cuff surgery.

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