Martinez has 'open door' to a Sox job

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Martinez has 'open door' to a Sox job

Earlier this offseason, Jason Varitek was named special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington.

Could another former Red Sox star be joining him?

Pedro Martinez, who last pitched for the Phillies in the 2009 World Series, may be be returning to the Red Sox in some capacity in the future.

Its probably just a matter of time, Martinez admitted

According to Martinez, he has an open invitation to return to the organization in which he spent seven years.

Thats pretty much the way our relationship is, Martinez said. Im really good friends with Ben Cherington. Any time I say, Hey, I want to go, I have an open door. I want to get close to Ben Cherington and (Larry) Lucchino, learn a little bit, see if I like the office or more on the field. Im just going to get my feet wet and see what I can learn from that.

Report: Red Sox acquire Chris Sale

Report: Red Sox acquire Chris Sale

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- The Red Sox -- who came away with the top starting pitcher (David Price) and top reliever (Craig Kimbrel) last offseason -- apparently have done it again.

According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Sox have acquired White Sox ace left-hander Chris Sale for four prospects. Two have been identified (infielder Yoan Moncada and pitcher Michael Kopech) and two are as-yet unnamed:

More to come . . .