|Martinez to throw simulated game after rehab start rained out|
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|Wednesday, 01 August 2007 13:40|
Martinez had been slated to pitch Wednesday night for the St. Lucie Mets against the Brevard County Manatees.
``The plan is to try to simulate as close as possible to a real game,'' Mets assistant general manager John Ricco said.
Martinez, a three-time Cy Young Award winner, had rotator cuff surgery last Oct. 5 and threw to batters on June 26 for the first time after the operation. The 35-year-old right-hander likely will be scheduled for a minor league rehab start early next week.
New York hopes to have him back in its rotation next month.