Ibanez to play today: article
Comcast Sportsnet reports that Raul Ibanez went 1-for-3 (doubled) in a rehab start with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Ibanez drove in two runs and walked twice. Ibanez plans on playing tomorrow against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Martinez to pitch infront of Phillies: article
While Pedro Martinez throws a simulated outing for the Philadelphia Phillies, his agent and the club are negotiating a contract.
“The Phillies saw me this past Tuesday in a simulated game and I felt very good with my fastball and all my pitches,” Martinez said Thursday.
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. denied reports a deal was done, but confirmed the team’s interest in the three-time AL Cy Young Award winner.
“He has not been signed,” Amaro said before the NL East-leading Phillies played Cincinnati on Thursday night. “We’ve seen him pitch. He’s not in town.”