Pedro Martinez has said the Cubs and Rays are interested in him, but Lou Piniella said he hasn’t heard that.
“It’s never come up, to be honest with you,” the Cubs manager said about possibly signing Martinez. “Since the start of the season, not one name has come up, whether it be pitching or hitting here. Nothing’s come up, one way or another.”
The Cubs did send a scout to watch Martinez work out in the Dominican Republic, but they are not interested in the right-hander.
— Carrie Muskat