John Delcos of The Journal News reports that Mets pitcher Pedro Martinez was treated at a Chicago hospital Friday night for complications from food poisoning.
General manager Omar Minaya said Martinez, who became ill during the All-Star break, was taken to Northwestern Hospital after he developed a fever during Friday’s game against the Cubs.
Martinez, who received IV fluids and underwent a CT scan, was released that night.
“With a fever we thought we’d better check it out,” Minaya said. “It was for precautionary reasons.”
Recalling that Xavier Nady wasn’t feeling well and had similar symptoms before undergoing an appendectomy, Minaya said the CT scan was to test for appendicitis.
The tests were negative, and Martinez, who was feeling better yesterday afternoon, played catch in the outfield prior to the 9-2 loss to the Cubs.