Pedro Martinez has taken a job as a special assistant to General Manager Ben Cherington.
I am thrilled to be returning to this organization and to the city I love. Ben Cherington's meetings this week have been outstanding. It is an honor to be back with the Red Sox and help in any way I can. I am grateful to our leaders; I believe in them, and I thank them for allowing me to return to the field and help us win again. My heart will always live in Boston.Cherington:
We are very excited to have Pedro onboard 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. Similar to former teammate Jason Varitek, who joined the baseball operations staff in September, Pedro will be involved in several areas, including the evaluation, mentorship, and instruction of young players in spring training and throughout the season.Besides working with Boston's young pitchers and doing some scouting in the Dominican Republic, Pedro will also be in charge of keeping Don Zimmer a safe distance from Fenway Park.