posted on Nov, 27 2004 @ 03:46 PM
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Free agent Pedro Martinez met with the general manager of the New York Mets in his home country, a month after
helping the Boston Red Sox win their first World Series title since 1918, a baseball source told The Associated Press.
The star pitcher had dinner with Omar Minaya in Santo Domingo on Thursday night, said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Reached Saturday in the Dominican Republic, Minaya declined comment. Minaya, who like Martinez is Dominican, arrived on Wednesday with his wife to
spend the holiday weekend with friends and family.
The meeting is the second time this offseason that the free-agent pitcher has met with an official from a New York team. Earlier this month, Martinez
and his agents met with Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and several other team officials at the club's spring training complex in Tampa, Fla.
Martinez met with Red Sox officials the next day in Fort Myers, Fla.
Martinez has gone 117-37 for Boston from 1998-2004, winning the AL Cy Young Award in 1999 and 2000. After beating St. Louis in Game 3 of the World
Series, he acknowledged it could have been his final appearance for Boston.
Martinez is 182-76 with a 2.76 ERA in 13 seasons with Los Angeles, Montreal and Boston.
Last season, Boston general manager Theo Epstein had Thanksgiving dinner at Curt Schilling's home outside Phoenix while trying to persuade the pitcher
to accept a trade to the Red Sox.