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    Martinez, an eight-time All-Star, last pitched competitively in the World Baseball Classic.

    Pedro Martinez will be in Philadelphia Monday to meet with Phillies officials, says NBC's John Clark.

    The blogosphere has been abuzz about Martinez possibly returning to the States saying his agent was negotiating a $4 million deal.

    When asked if the team was close to inking a deal with Martinez Thursday, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro offered "no comment."

    But according to John, Martinez has a physical scheduled for Tuesday and if all goes well, the team will sign the pitcher.

    Martinez, 37, was one of the greatest pitchers of the past two decades. He went an astounding 214-99 (.684 winning percentage) with a 2.91 ERA and 3,117 strikeouts over 17 Major League seasons with four different teams.

    But, he didn’t get a contract this season after going only 5-6 with an Eaton-esque 5.61 ERA in 20 games with the Mets last season.