Martinez signed a one-year deal with the Phils Tuesday for about $1 million with an additional $1.5 million in incentives MLB.com reported—Far less than the $4 million he sought.
Martinez, 37, was ready to join the Phillies after he passed his physical Tuesday, according to reports.
Martinez said that his mind is more focused on baseball now than it was in the past couple of years. Citing surgery and his father’s death as reasons he has been distracted, Martinez said that he hopes he can bring whatever help the Phils need “to make it to the final lap.”
Despite his incredible record of 2.91 ERA and .684 winning percentage over 17 Major League seasons, Martinez didn't get a contract to start the season.
Last season with the Mets, Martinez had a 5.61 ERA in the 20 games he pitched.