Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday that Pedro Martinez is a long way from returning to the club this season.
Amaro told MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki in Anaheim, Calif., that he spoke with Martinez’s agent, Fern Cuza, who said Martinez has yet to throw off a mound this year.
"Only Pedro could say when he’d be ready. I’m sure he knows, but I couldn’t tell you," Amaro said.
Martinez provided a boost to the Phillies’ staff after signing in midseason last year. He was in much better condition at the time, having pitched in the World Baseball Classic in March 2009.