The Red Sox have hired Pedro Martinez

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Multiple reports out of Boston that the Red Sox have hired Pedro Martinez to be a special assistant to to GM Ben Cherington.

I have no idea what most special assistants do, but I imagine that he’ll do much the same for the Red Sox that Sandy Koufax will do in his new job as special assistant to the Dodgers.  Spring training instruction. Be a team ambassador. Be a guy who knows oodles about baseball and is now, because of his job, always reachable.  There’s probably a lot of value in that, actually.

Also: I think of Pedro as being a modern Koufax, so I like that both of them got basically the same gig in the past week.