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Rumor: Yankees and Russell Martin make progress in negotiations

The Yankees continued to negotiate with catcher Russell Martin over the weekend and the two sides, which were recently far apart on dollars, made progress even though Martin is also talking with at least one other team, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Matin may be in negotiations with only one other team, but he ...

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Rumor: Russell Martin waiting on the Yankees

Russell Martin has been a popular guy in such a thin catchers market this offseason, but the Yankees haven't turned their attention to him yet as they are trying to lock down their pitching first and he seems more than willing to wait for them. “They've been dragging their feet,’’ an industry source told George King ...

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Russell Martin wants to play shortstop for Canada in the WBC

Teams that are looking for catching help in the free agent market could turn toward Russell Martin for help, but Baseball Canada might consider him as their next shortstop in the World Baseball Classic. Apparently Canada already has a potential catcher in George Kottaras, but it doesn't have a shortstop which is where Martin comes in. He's ...

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Rumor: Yankees have not yet made Russell Martin an offer

After the Yankees re-sign Andy Pettitte, if he doesn't retire, and Mariano Rivera one of the top things on their list will be to sign a catcher. They would like to have Russell Martin back, but they have not yet made him an offer, according to George King of the NY Post. Martin earned $7.5 million ...

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Rumor: 5 other teams interested in Russell Martin

The Yankees are expected to bid to keep catcher Russell Martin this offseason, but it appears that they'll have competition as Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com has reported that as many as five other teams are interested in him. Among the other teams supposedly interested are the Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, Pittsburgh Pirates, the Boston Red Sox, ...

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Yankees not on the verge of signing anyone

The Yankees had to wait until yesterday to find out that Nick Swisher, Hiroki Kuroda, and Rafael Soriano turned down their qualifying offers and they will now begin to negotiate with free agents with a better idea of how much financial flexibility they will have. They are expected to continue to negotiate with Kuroda and Soriano, ...

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Rumor: Red Sox meeting on Russell Martin

The Red Sox already have Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Ryan Lavarnway in place behind the plate next year, but that hasn't stopped them from meeting to consider going after Russell Martin, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Honestly, I would be shocked if the Red Sox don't at least kick the tires on Martin. It's not ...

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Yankees have reached out to Russell Martin

This is not exactly news, but the Yankees have officially reached out to the agent of free agent catcher Russell Martin and expressed interest in the defensive minded catcher, according to Anthony McCarron of the NY Daily News. “We’ve had some initial conversations and they’ve expressed interest in bringing him back, but nothing substantial to date ...

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