It appears that the only thing Pedro Martinez has to do to join the Phillies’ rotation is pass a physical tomorrow. The 37-year old righty Martinez started 20 games for the Mets last season in which he was 5-6 with a 5.61 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP. He appeared to still be injured last season but he is well rested now. Martinez has now pitched in 467 games (400 starts) in his major league career and he is 214-99 with 3 saves, a 2.91 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP. He also has 3,117 strikeouts in only 2,782 2/3 career innings showing how dominant he used to be. This was a good move for the Phillies who have nothing to lose and everything to gain by giving a future Hall of Fame pitcher a chance.