Today Pedro Martinez pitched three simulated innings against minor leaguers in Port St. Lucie, FL as the chatter gets louder about his recovery from shoulder sugery last September. Tomorrow, after seeing how Pedro’s body reacts to the work today, the team is expected to announce whether he will begin his rehab assignment or pitch another simulated game. IF the next step Pedro takes is his rehab assignment, that could mean Pedro would be throwing for the Port St. Lucie Mets as early as THIS WEEKEND! Once assigned to the Minors, he would have thirty days until he had to be called up to bigs. If Pedro pitches for St. Lucie on Sunday, he could conceivabley take the mound Thursday, August 23 at home verse the Padres or in that weekend series against the Dodgers. We shall wait and see!!!