ATLANTA (AP) -Pedro Martinez returned to the Dominican Republic to be with his sick father on Wednesday, delaying his plans to test his ailing hamstring.
Martinez had planned to rejoin the New York Mets for a bullpen session Wednesday. But after arriving in Atlanta on Wednesday morning from Port St. Lucie, Fla., Martinez learned his father, Pablo Martinez, had experienced a medical setback. Martinez then left to be with his father, Mets spokesman Ethan Wilson said Wednesday.
Martinez's 78-year-old father, Pablo, has a form of brain cancer.
Wilson said the team does not know how long Pedro Martinez plans to remain in the Dominican Republic.
The Mets had hoped Martinez could return before the end of the month, possibly for a series against the Los Angeles Dodgers from May 29-31. The 36-year-old has been on the disabled list since April 2 with a strained left hamstring.

Recent MLB Discussions

MLB Trends Wednesday, May 4 on Wed, May 2016 by Blade
MLB Trends Tuesday, May 3 on Tue, May 2016 by Blade
MLB Trends Monday, May 2 on Mon, May 2016 by Blade

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Mariners vs. Athletics Pick The Seattle Mariners look to complete a sweep on the road against the Oakland Athletics when the two meet today...
Thumbnail Giants vs. Reds Prediction Will the Giants complete their sweep of the Reds today at 12:35PM ET or will Cincinnati salvage one game in the series?
Thumbnail Mets to cut down Braves in rubber game? The Mets haven’t suffered two straight losses in 19 games. They wouldn’t risk letting that streak come to an end vs. the majors’ worst team, right?
Thumbnail Can Pirates salvage series finale vs. Cubs? The beginning of May usually doesn’t mandate scoreboard watching. At the same time, it’s hard not to pay attention to how the Cubs are manhandling the...
Thumbnail Giants vs. Reds MLB Pick After coming from behind to beat the Reds last night, will the Giants take Game 2 of the series tonight at 7:10PM ET?
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages