The Boston Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington announced this morning that former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez has been signed as a special assistant to the General Manager. Martinez is the second ex-Red Sox player to be signed onto staff with this role, joining Jason Varitek.
Cherington was quoted saying "We are very excited to have Pedro on board with us and back in the Red Sox organization, he was one of the game's most dominant pitchers and without a doubt a beloved figure in Red Sox history". Pedro joined the team in 1998 and pitched for the team for 7 seasons and was a crucial part of the teams 2004 world series championship title. Pedro is considered to have one of the best seasons as a Red Sox pitcher of all time, this season being the 1999 season which included starting the all star game and winning the American League Cy Young award. His role as a special assistant to the General Manager will include the evaluation, mentorship, and instruction of young players in Spring Training and as the season progresses. Ryan MacLeod 1/24/2013 02:08:00 PM Tweet