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Pedro Martinez says he pitched clean for Red Sox

CAP CANA, Dominican Republic — Pedro Martinez is comfortably retired, having turned down all entreaties to pitch again since he lost the final game of the 2009 World Series.

He will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in two years and surely will be elected on the first ballot after what was a brilliant career. That he pitched at the height of what has come to be known as the “Steroid Era” only enhances what Martinez accomplished on the mound.

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