CLEARWATER - Charlie Manuel, the manager of the Phillies, remarked earlier this year that the Phillies “owe the Yankees one.” On March 4th, exactly four months to the day the Yankees won the 2009 World Series, the Phillies had a chance to have their “payback” with their first spring training game of the year at Bright House Field in Clearwater.
Earlier this year, Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel remarked to the media that his Phillies “owe the Yankees one.”
Pedro Martinez is scheduled to pitch for the Clearwater Threshers this Sunday at Bright House Field. The game is scheduled for a 4:00 pm start with the gates opening at 3:00 pm.
Martinez, 37, finalized a one-year contract for $1 million last Wednesday with the Philadelphia Phillies that includes up to $1.5 million in incentives. After signing, he was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a mild right shoulder strain.