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Pedro To Miss More Than Just The Postseason

The New York Mets will be missing ace Pedro Martinez for more than just the postseason.

The Mets right-hander will have rotator cuff surgery next week and be out eight months. The injury is expected to sideline him from any baseball activities until at least June.

Via AP

"El Duque" To Start Game One For Mets

Earlier Thursday, Mets manager Willie Randolph announced that Orlando Hernandez would start Game One of the NL Division Series.

Known for his postseason exploits, Hernandez will be followed by lefthander Tom Glavine, a two-time Cy Young Award winner. Randolph said earlier Thursday that Steve Trachsel or John Maine would pitch Game Three if Martinez was not healthy.

Via ESPN.com

Pedro Out For The Postseason

Pedro Martinez is out for the postseason after an exam Thursday showed the Mets ace has a torn tendon in his left calf muscle.

The Mets, who won their first NL East title since 1988 with Martinez battling injuries most of the season, won't have the three-time Cy Young Award winner at all in the playoffs. Martinez returned to New York after getting knocked around badly in his final start of the regular season Wednesday night, a 13-1 loss to Atlanta. An MRI showed a tear in the left calf -- different from the right calf injury that recently put him on the disabled list for a month and was thought to be his major concern.

Via AP

Pedro Hardly Looks Ready For October

Mets' ace Pedro Martinez was rocked again in his final start of the regular season, giving up eight hits, seven runs and two homers in 2 2/3 innings against the Braves on Wednesday night.

Martinez, who recently spent a month on the DL with a strained right calf, was in danger of his third straight loss since being activated. He was yanked after giving up a run-scoring double to Tim Hudson, who gave the Braves a 7-0 lead.

Via Associated Press

Pedro Not A Lock To Start Playoff Opener

Pedro Martinez will make his final start of the regular season Wednesday, but he might not be a lock to start the Mets' playoff opener after all.

Mets manager Willie Randolph backtracked Monday from an earlier pronouncement that his ace would start the Mets' first playoff game. Martinez is coming back from a calf injury and has made two starts since his return.

"[Martinez] might need more time and get pushed back I said to you guys initially he might go in Game 1 ... but that's always subject to change," Randolph told reporters on Monday. "So what I am saying to you is that depending on how he comes out of his start [Wednesday], who knows? He might need to be pushed back a little. "

Via ESPN.com

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