Martinez throws simulated game, to have bullpen session soon

ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Pedro Martinez threw 4 1/3 innings of a simulated game Monday and the Mets plan to have him throw a bullpen session Wednesday or Thursday in Atlanta.

Martinez, who has been out since straining his left hamstring April 1 in his only start of the season for New York, threw 77 pitches.

He previously threw 55 pitches in a simulated game on May 14.